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Old 08-04-2003, 02:25 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Plymouth, Massachusetts
Distribution: CentOS, Slackware, Redhat, Ubuntu
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Unhappy Addonics ATA card drive boot problem

I have an Addonics Digidrive and 256 MB SimpleTech ATA Flash card type II. I want to boot to Slackware an run a bare bones system from this. I have no problem with the motherboard recognizing the drive as /dev/hda, able to format and install Slackware 9. Not able to boot directly to it and install LILO to the MBR to make it bootable. I get an error message when installing lilo after booting up.

I can boot off the CDROM by:
#bare.i root=/dev/hda2 noinitrd ro

So I use the kernel from the CDROM and mount the file system as normal. Any way I can boot directly off the Flash ATA card? Seems to be a problem about the way it reads the drive geometry from the ATA card.



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