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Old 09-22-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
conrado
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how I configure lilo with /dev/sda?


I install Slackware 10.2 under an intel Xeon, well the bootable partition in this case is

/dev/sda

Root is under /dev/sda1, I use scsi2.s option when I install slackware under my SCSI HD, in the installation method I skip the kernel and use the default vmlinuz, and I install lilo in MBR with the automatically installation, I supposed lilo is searching for /dev/hda instead of /dev/sda since I didn,t use the expert lilo option under installation. Now my questions are:

1-How I chroot to /dev/sda1 so I can edit lilo.conf to point to /dev/sda instead of /dev/hda for root partition.

2-Do I had to create some initrd image for the kernel, to load Scsi? Or I can put it directly to lilo.conf and which type of thing I had to write in lilo.conf to support scsi HD ... sda = scsi maybe?

Any Help will be appreciate....

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Old 09-22-2006, 11:49 AM   #2
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try booting from CD using scsi kernel
edit the lilo.conf
lilo -v (make sure everything worked correctly)
reboot without CD
 
Old 09-22-2006, 11:57 AM   #3
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I had boot from CD using the CD as rescue disk, yes in boot prompt I put again scsi2.s and wait until is up, but I tried to mount /dev/sda to chroot it this way:

root@root# mount -t reiserfs /dev/sda1 /mnt
root@root# chroot /mnt

Here comes the problem, if I do ls, I saw all files and folders

root@root# ls
/bin /boot /etc

And so on, so I cd to /etc here the type of terminal change like this:

root@root/1# vi lilo.conf

And it told me vi doesn,t exist like if the /dev/sda1 wasn,t mount it already, if I cd to another place the terminal type again change like this:

root@root/1# cd /root
root@root/2# cd /bin
root@root/3# exit

Unknow terminal type

So how can I edit lilo.conf if I can,t chroot to it! and after I chroot it, what do I had to put in lilo.conf???? and do I need to pass any extra parameters to lilo.conf to mount the scsi as sda??

Or do I had to create some initrd image in the kernel to use scsi??
 
Old 09-22-2006, 12:12 PM   #4
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You dont need to chroot anything.
Mount the partition on /mnt as you did before
then you want to
cd /mnt/etc
there will be your fstab and lilo.conf

tobyl

edit:
when you run lilo, you can specify the whereabouts of lilo.conf
with lilo -C /mnt/etc/lilo.conf

(if I remember correctly)

Last edited by tobyl; 09-22-2006 at 12:22 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2006, 12:59 PM   #5
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Thanks that helped a lot
 
  


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