I can't get RH to boot from the boot disk I created during the install. The install appeared to go perfectly. /boot is below 1024, and lilo was not written to the MBR. I get the error message: 'Boot Failed: please change disks and press a key to contunue.' I installed win2k first, then I chose a custom install and used disk druid to make my linux partitions.
System specs: AMD K62/400Mhz, 1-40GB hd, one 7GB Fat32 partition for win2k, 30MB partition for /boot, 775MB swap, 1GB /var, 1GB /, 3.2GB /usr, and 3.2GB /home, remaining disk space unpartitioned (will use for other win2k partitions later). 256MB RAM
I have tried boot paramters of /dev/hdaX , where x is between 0-15 (I have tried them all). It defaults to booting from /dev/hda8
Win2k boots just fine. I know about peeling the first 512k from /boot and modifying boot.ini to have ntldr boot linux, but I can't get into linux to make the file (bootsect.lnx).
I'm new at this, and I've tried everything I could think of or otherwise glean from other posting on the Internet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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