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Old 07-21-2003, 05:46 AM   #1
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booting from lilo...


I'm having troubles with booting a quite old hard drive, it's a QUANTUM Bigfoot actually...

I try to boot the hard drive, wich is hdb1, but it chooses to boot hda1 instead...



My lilo.conf:

boot="/dev/hda"
prompt
timeout="20"
message=/boot/message
root=/dev/hda2
vga="7"

image="/boot/vmlinuz"
label="Linux Slackware"
root="/dev/hda2"
append="hdd=ide-scsi"
read-only

image="/boot/vmlinuz-forever"
label="Slack-standard"
root="/dev/hda2"
read-only

other=/dev/hda1
label="Games"

other=/dev/hdb1
label="Games II"

what's wrong?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 06:52 AM   #2
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Well what is "Games II"?

What OS, what distro, what's it running...

Cool
 
Old 07-21-2003, 07:27 AM   #3
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Re: booting from lilo...

Quote:
Originally posted by apax
I'm having troubles with booting a quite old hard drive, it's a QUANTUM Bigfoot actually...

I try to boot the hard drive, wich is hdb1, but it chooses to boot hda1 instead...
be shure, that your hdb1 is bootable
 
Old 07-21-2003, 12:32 PM   #4
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Games II is Win98, and Games is WinXPpro

I guess that it's bootable, beacuse, I tryed out different jumper selections, and in one situation it bootet up just win98, wich means that i accidently made the QUANTUM master, since it is connected to the end of the IDE cable...

If I edit lilo so that "Games" also boots /dev/hdb1 all that happends is that lilo prints "Opening Games" (or something like that...), when I chose "Games II"

I'm confused...
 
Old 07-21-2003, 06:40 PM   #5
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Try the following,
Code:
 other=/dev/hda1
 label="Games" 
 table = /dev/hda

 other=/dev/hdb1 
 label="Games II"
 table = /dev/hdb
And the append line should be in the global section, here is my lilo.conf for comparison.
Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
append="hda=ide-scsi"
boot = /dev/hde
#compact        # faster, but won't work on all systems.
prompt
timeout = 50
lba32
vga = 773
# ramdisk = 0     # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hde3
  label = slackware
  read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz.old
  root = /dev/hde3
  label = slackware.old
  read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz.sata
  root = /dev/hde3
  label = slackware.sata
  read-only
# Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hde1
  label = Windows
  table = /dev/hde
# DOS bootable partition config ends

Last edited by Aussie; 07-21-2003 at 06:44 PM.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:53 AM   #6
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I've solved the problem with why "Games" is booted instead of "Games II"... Proably lilo dislikes spaces...

But the main problem is still left... When i try to boot "blaha" (previously "Games II") nothing happends but that lilo prints:

Loading blaha...


And then nothing...

Another question... What does vga=773 mean?
 
Old 07-22-2003, 05:13 AM   #7
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vga=773 means I get a 1024x768x256 VESA framebuffer console.
They go like this,

Normal VGA console
vga = normal

VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
vga=791

VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
vga=790

VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga=773

VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
vga=788

VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
vga=787

VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
vga=771

VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
vga=785

VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
vga=784

VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
vga=769

Have a good read of file:/usr/doc/lilo-22.4.1/README and the man pages for lilo and lilo.conf for a full explanation of what lilo can do.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 05:19 AM   #8
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Looks like blaha may be hosed. Can you boot it with a bootdisk? vga=773 is your framebuffer settings 1024x768x256.

--It took me six minutes to check lilo.conf? Oops.

Last edited by slakmagik; 07-22-2003 at 05:20 AM.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:20 AM   #9
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A friend of mine said that i could have something to do with that windows wants to be on the first partition on the first drive?

I still do'nt have a clue about how to solve the problem... Ehh...

And, (sorry for asking...) what do you mean with hosed?
 
Old 07-22-2003, 11:20 AM   #10
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Ain't that the truth, certainly glad you have friends that don't let things slip like I do

Try adding this to the entry for the one not working:
Code:
map-drive=0x80
to=0x81
map-drive=0x81
to=0x80
Save, rerun lilo, reboot and see if it's working now...

Cool
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:41 PM   #11
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thanks a lot...
It all works perfectly now...
 
  


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