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szkaimi 11-28-2007 08:31 PM

can not boot slackware from cf card IDE
I have a 2GB size cf card IDE, I installed slackware on it just like on harddisk, after the installation, reboot the system, the cf card can be recognized on primary IDE channel, but it prompted "can not find boot disk". I have installed slackware on hard disk in this way, it woked well, are there some differences between CF and HD?? how to setup CF to make it works the same as HD? thanks!

MQMan 11-28-2007 08:50 PM

Does the BIOS support booting from the CF.


szkaimi 11-29-2007 02:20 AM


Originally Posted by MQMan (Post 2974000)
Does the BIOS support booting from the CF.


where to set the BIOS? maybe my PC does not support this feature, where's the option to enable if the BIOS support? any details?

MQMan 11-29-2007 04:00 PM

When you power on the machine, there should be a message how to get to the BIOS setup. Sometimes it's the "DEL" key, sometimes the "F1", sometimes others. Just watch the boot screen.

Then, check the settings for boot options.


szkaimi 11-30-2007 10:34 PM

I did not find the option for CF card, I attached CF card as slave, the CD-ROM as master, created two partitions on CF, hdb1 for / and hdb2 for swap, and hdb1 was toggled as bootable, but the installation of lilo failed, hdb1 was mounted on /mnt at this time, so I installed lilo manually with "lilo -C /mnt/etc/lilo.conf -M /dev/hdb mbr", there's no error messages, reboot the system to boot from CF, it gave "no boot signature in partition". how to deal with it? plz.

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