This forum is AWESOME! Got GREAT help from it! Anywayz, let me be brief:
I am a newbie to linux and have a AMD system (details below) and wanna multiboot with Win98SE, Win2K server, Linux RH7. Have a problem with linux to recognize my one and only harddrive (maxtor 30gb) running on Asus A7V Promise ATA100 (onboard).
I found a solution for RH6.2 at
which also works for RH7.0 as well, so go take a look!
And for those who are curious bout how a newbie like me did it, details are as follows:
AMD Athlon 800, 384 PC133, Asus A7V (Promise ATA100 onboard), maxtor 30gb, Asus GTS GeForce2 32mb, sound card, network card, ms optical mouse, cd rom (primary slave)
Already setup dual boot with Win98SE & Win2k server
wanna install Linux Red Hat 7.0
3rd party software used:
-Powerquest Partition Magic Pro 6.0
(to create and format ext2 native and swap for linux as I am not familiar with linux fdisk)
-Powerquest Boot Magic
(if you know how lilo works in detail, could do it without boot magic)
Notes added to the url mentioned above:
-Follow exactly that url tells you. Don't worry bout the difference in the I/O addresses, coz mine is different from his, too.
-I used text mode instead of graphic mode
-Remember NOT to choose linear mode, or else u have to modify your lilo.conf to change "linear" to "lba32" (lilo.conf located in /etc) and compiled it again (run lilo in /sbin)
-you could append that line (ide2=xxxxxx) while doing the installation process (sorry that I forgot where the prompt is during the process, should be around where it asks for the linear mode thing)
-I didn't bother to modify more to run linux at ata100 speed though
REMEMBER to create boot disk in Linux!
(for me, I used boot magic afterwards to choose to boot to which partition; while ppl using lilo, they should be able to config lilo.conf to do multiboot, I think)
Sorry for this loooong msg, hope it helps...