Re: LILO: Multiple drives (SCSI and IDE) LINUX and Windows
Nils Rennebarth wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 1999 at 07:19:48AM -0400, Philip S. Hempel wrote:
> > That was supposed to be turn off the IDE drive. The ide drive is the
> > boot drive for linux. The windows drives are the SCSI drives.
> > If I leave the drive settings in lilo alone windows will not boot. I
> > will type win into lilo (my config name) and I get (not quoted)>>
> > starting win and nothing more.
> Ok, I see. I don't know whether windows is able to start at all if it's not
> sitting on the boot drive. As far as I know that's not possible. Correct me
> someone if I am wrong. Couldn't you make the system boot from SCSI,
> install lilo on the mbr of the SCSI drive and start Linux from there. Linux
> has no problems with it, you only need to correct lilo's view of the drives
> with the disk and bios options.
Now I had already though of that but the way the bios implementations
are setup if you do tell it to boot off the SCSI as the boot device than
you end up not being abe to boot of of the floppy disks..
The reason for this concern was I told my father that things would not
be any different for him but to just have to type linux (that part I
have yet to get to) to get into linux. Other than that he just hast to
let lilo start windows. And if he decides to boot of a floppy (which he
does regularly) he can just do that.
Philip S. Hempel mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux HardCore http://www.linuxhardcore.com