LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2005, 07:35 AM   #1
amimusa
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: debian | ubuntu
Posts: 67

Rep: Reputation: 15
lilo hides a fat32 partition


Hi people!
I have four partitions in my system.
hda1 -> NTFS
hda2 -> FAT32
hda3 -> swap
hda4 -> reiserfs

When i configure my lilo.conf to boot the system I write the
...
image=/dev/hda4
...
and
other=/dev/hda1
...

And what happends is that the partition where i store the dates (hda2) is hidden. I have to study a bit the problem to know that lilo was the problem. But when i restore the mbr to run only win and toogle active the partition with partition magic, all works fine in this partition until i reinstall lilo to boot the system.
For the moment i'm studing how grub works to try with this other boot loader, but i would like to know why it is and if there is something to fix it.
I have tried to add the change tag to the other secction indicating to set /dev/hda2 active... something that i've found in the man lilo file. But it hasn't functioned.

Any suggestion ???

Thanks
 
Old 01-09-2005, 09:03 AM   #2
amimusa
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: debian | ubuntu
Posts: 67

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
maybe it was because i had defined all the partitions as primary. I have changed the data partition (FAT32) to extended/logical partition and now lilo works fine.
maybe the boot loader hides the other primary partition to boot it up properly.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to format to FAT32, and how to mount my FAT32 partition. bonniehandi Linux - Newbie 16 03-05-2006 07:54 PM
accessing a linux partition from a fat32 partition? abtimoteo Ubuntu 4 09-19-2005 10:41 PM
Partition mounting/KDE errors after creating Fat32 Partition BertBert Linux - General 1 07-07-2004 10:59 AM
LILO hides winXP... ilhbutshm Linux - Newbie 18 11-26-2003 07:21 AM
Formating a FAT32 partition, putting the partition correctly into FSTAB, and more. squall14716 Linux - General 14 10-27-2003 10:16 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration