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Old 05-07-2002, 03:57 PM   #1
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Question lilo configuration?

I have attempted to install SuSE 8.0 Pro, and received a lilo boot error. (L 80 or L 01). Through other sources I found that since I have some hard drives on a Maxtor ATA 133 controler, and others on the onboard controler, I will need to create a "rescue disk", re-configure the LILO boot disk to reflect the other hard drives. The disks on the ATA 133 controler do not show up on install, I am guessing SuSE does not yet support this controler. I also want to maintain the Win2K installed on one of the disk on the ATA 133 controler.

1) How do I create a "Rescue Disk"

2) What exactly do I need to do in the lilo.conf(?) file?

System configuration:
Motherboard: Tyan MP S2460
Processor: Dual Athlon MP 1600+
VisionTek GeForce Ti200
Soundblaster Audigy MP3
3Com NIC w/ 56-bit encryption 10/100
Maxtor ATA 133 controler

Hard Drives:
-80 GB ATA 133 Maxtor (ATA Controler Master 1 - Win2K)
-60 GB ATA 133 Maxtor (ATA Controler Slave 1 - Storage)
-40 GB ATA 133 Maxtor (ATA Controler Master 2 - Storage)
-60 GB ATA 100 Western Digital (Tyan MB controler Master 1 - SuSE)

It is my rough understanding that LILO doesn't know where to go because when the install happened, only 1 HD showed up. Now at boot time, the machine is reporting 4 HDs, and the HD that LILO is pointing at doesn't have Linux on it.

Last edited by sturm375; 05-07-2002 at 04:05 PM.
Old 05-08-2002, 07:48 PM   #2
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The 60G on the motherboard (with Linux on it) is /dev/hda. If you remember which partition on hda the root filesystem was installed on, you can point lilo to that partition. At the initial lilo boot prompt, type the name of the Linux image label, followed by "root=/dev/hdaX", where X is the root partition's number. For example, if the label for Linux in lilo's boot menu is "Linux", and the root partition is one the first primary partition of hda, at the boot prompt you would type:

Linux root=/dev/hda1

This should allow you to get into Linux, at which point you can edit the "root=" line in lilo.conf to permanently point lilo to the correct drive (don't forget to run lilo after that to write the changes).

Last edited by DMR; 05-08-2002 at 07:51 PM.


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