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Old 01-21-2001, 06:12 PM   #1
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Install went well till the reboot - LILO error eturned:

Below detail my newbie detective work, any thoughts appreciated.


Executing the command /sbin/lilo returns the following message:

Warning: BIOS drive 0x82 may not be accessible.
This is repeated 5 times then...
Added linux *
Added dos

Return to prompt.

Attempting a restart. The following LILO error is returned:


Thats as far as it goes. I can then 'fdisk /mbr' to return to "normal".

Booting from fd0 works like a dream.

**********Files to look at*************
-------fdisk of 20G Windows Primary Master IDE HD-------
Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2494 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 375 3012156 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 376 2494 17020867+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 376 1729 10875973+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 1730 2494 6144831 b Win95 FAT32

-----fdisk of 6G Linux Secondary Slave IDE HD------
Disk /dev/hdd: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 784 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdd1 * 1 17 136521 83 Linux
/dev/hdd2 18 784 6160927+ 5 Extended
/dev/hdd5 18 751 5895823+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdd6 752 784 265041 82 Linux swap




After reading the LILO users guide it appears my BIOS (Intel CC82010A.006.P04) does not support more that 2 HDD - Linux is Slave of Secondary IDE (4th Drive). So I updated the BIOS (CC82010A.015.P09).

Still no joy.

Should I move the drives around and if so where to. Should I make my HDD primary master & slave, or primary master & secondary master? If I do this will I still see my CDROM? IS there a better solution and I am missing something REAL obvious ?

Thanks in advance for the help.
Old 01-21-2001, 06:19 PM   #2
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I answered this in the installation forum. Please do not post the same question in multiple forums. Thanks.

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