Originally posted by wapcaplet
The only line of your lilo.conf that looks odd to me is the table=/dev/hda part; I've never needed it, so you may be able to remove it. It might be causing the error (I'm not sure where Windows keeps its partition table, though /dev/hda sounds like a likely candidate).
yes, it is already in the MBR. also, that's the file that the slackware setup generated when i choose expert mode since there were 2 different OSes to load (soon 3). i'll try it after removing the table line. just for info, i used to boot linux normally using the setup cd and typing something like:
boot: linux root=/dev/hdd6 (that's what i did this time)
so does that confirm that the bios can handle large disks without any issues?
btw, when i do something like: # lilo -u -s /boot/boot.0300
it uninstalls lilo and restores my orginal mbr. (did this to recover from above error). so now, does boot.0300 still contain my original MBR data or does it have the lilo stuff. i.e. is it a swap or just a restore?
(anyways, backed it up before this step)
i don't remember seeing the error messages thing in the lilo man page, maybe i'll go look again (at online man pages) :P
does the setting/entry need to be different if it's winxp?