Re: 1FA: problem still in hamm disks
Enrique Zanardi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Fri, Oct 16, 1998 at 09:18:23AM +0000, Duncan Thomson wrote:
> > i've seen postings about this before, but as yet no solution (either as
> > a message or in the boot disks).
> > when debian is made bootable from the hard disk on certain systems, the
> > prompt 1FA: comes up, but the system will not boot off partition 1.
> > the disk controller is AHA-2940. any solutions to this problem?
> Where does it stops? Does it shows the typical "LI" message?
Enrique, the problem is that our special "mbr" tool *REQUIRES* that
one of the partitions on your drive be marked "Bootable" under cfdisk
However, the current boot-floppies do not require this; in fact, they
don't even check if any partitions are marked Bootable or not.
I suggest you add a test (I'm not sure how you would do it) to see if
the partition LILO is to go on is marked bootable by cfdisk before you
let the user leave the partitioning step.
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