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Old 10-09-2001, 07:07 AM   #1
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Partition damaged after installing RH7.1 on VAIO notebook


Hi,

I used Partition magic 6 to make 3 new partitions on my VAIO notebook. They are formated as Ext2 (/Boot), SWAP and Ext2 (Linux) under logical partition.

I had Bootmagic on it as I had Win2K prof and win98 on it

After installation, it showed that BootLoader Error:

device 0x0308 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit.

Fatal: sector 23326982 too large for linear mode
(try lba32 instead)

My HD model is IBM-DARA-212000.

I chose "Boot from 1st image loader" (not the MBR one) during my installation of LILO.

Why can't I boot it? and after installing it, I cannot use partition magic as it showed that "Disk Geometry Error #120".

Any advice?

Thanks

gogo
 
Old 10-09-2001, 10:04 AM   #2
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try adding 'lba32' to your lilo.conf file and then re-run /sbin/lilo.
 
Old 10-09-2001, 10:51 AM   #3
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Even I cannot boot up the Linux OS. How can I eidt the lilo.conf file? Can I do it from win98/2k?

Do I need to re-install it?

Thanks for help.

gogo
 
Old 10-09-2001, 01:14 PM   #4
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Try getting a boot floppy and then mount the root fs on the hard disk. THen you should be able to edit your lilo.conf.
 
Old 10-09-2001, 02:55 PM   #5
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Thanks, I will try it tonight.

gogo
 
Old 10-10-2001, 12:20 AM   #6
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Since I removed that partition yesterday and I need to re-install it again, it disallowed me to install this time because of the 1024 Cylinder issue.

I think that redhat 7.1 did not fully support VAIO notebook.

Thanks

gogo
 
Old 07-14-2003, 02:41 PM   #7
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linux on vaio

I installed linux on D drive on VAIO notebook.
How do I remove it, and repartition/format it to Fat32? The win2000 is boot from C drive.

Thanks!

alaahuba@yahoo.com
 
  


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