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Old 12-12-2001, 05:23 PM   #1
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lilo and logical partition error


I have an IBM Caldera Linux laptop at work here that came with this default config for partitions:

/dev/hda1 Linux /
/dev/hda2 FAT16 (ibm hibernation part.)
/dev/hda3 Linux swap
/dev/hda4 Win95 ext. (lba)
/dev/hda5 Linux /home
/dev/hda6 Win95 fat32 (lba)

I know it's a little strange but this is what the machine ships like.

So I thought I could install Windows 2000 into that logical partition (hda6) and update lilo to boot into it.

NOTE: I HAVE NOT INSTALLED WINDOWS INTO HDA6 YET.

I put this entry into lilo.conf:

other = /dev/hda6
label=windows
table=/dev/hda


When I ran lilo I got:

Fatal: Partition Entry not Found

So I updated lilo to 22.1 and put lba32 into lilo.conf thinking that would fix it but it did not. I still get the same error.

Any idea why?

Last edited by iggymac; 12-12-2001 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 12-12-2001, 08:13 PM   #2
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Try "table = /dev/hda1"
 
Old 12-17-2001, 01:37 PM   #3
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Just for the heck of it I tried that:

table = /dev/hda1

and I also tried

table = /dev/hda2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6

No good.

Any other ideas?

Bret
 
Old 12-17-2001, 10:50 PM   #4
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If the machine ships with win95 in hda6, how did you get win95 to run? I didn't think you could get windows to run from a logical partition.

How about:

other=/dev/hda4
label=windows
table=/dev/hda

The ' table= ' line always refers to the entire device, not a specific partition.
 
Old 12-18-2001, 05:02 PM   #5
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There is no windows installed anywhere. The hda4 is the extended partition and I wanted to install 2000 (which does not have that limitation) into the logical partition hda6.
 
Old 12-18-2001, 05:32 PM   #6
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i'm pretty sure you can't boot from a logical partition... esp not windows, as dos can't see logical drives at all.
 
Old 12-20-2001, 11:50 AM   #7
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Re: lilo and logical partition error

Quote:
Originally posted by iggymac

NOTE: I HAVE NOT INSTALLED WINDOWS INTO HDA6 YET.

Fatal: Partition Entry not Found

Any idea why?
Obviously it can't find an OS to boot that isn't there!

But I believe All Windows operating systems have to have their boot files on the 1st partition of the 1st HD, so it may not work.

I always create a FAT partition at the beginning of the first HD, just for the flexibility to be able to install any DOS/Win OSes. (Or you could use FAT32, if you are 100% sure you'll never want to install DOS 6 or NT4)

Some may argue that there are ways around it, but I prefer to keep it simple

Last edited by maxg; 12-20-2001 at 11:52 AM.
 
  


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