Re: Boot disk quit working after second install
On Fri, 31 Mar 2000, Erik Ryberg wrote:
> I have a 6 gig hard drive with debian on the first 4 gigs. I installed an old SUSE last
> night on the last 2 gigs in order to try out MySQL which allegedly came with that
> I boot debian with a boot disk as I have, sigh, Windows on another drive and I had a
> scary experience once with LILO that I don't care to repeat.
> Now I can't boot anything on my Linux drive. My boot disk (and backup boot disks) runs
> in the A drive but windows 95 starts right up each time.
What kind of boot disk do you have :
ext2+lilo, fat+syslinux, loadlin or just the raw kernel ?
What is its configuration ?
I understand that you use the same disk for debian & suse. How did you altered
the config to boot suse instead of debian ?
> Seems like probably whenever I attempt to boot it tries and fails to startup
> perhaps because it is too far out in my hard drive?
When you use a boot disk, there should be no concern about a too big drive (the
INT13 limit applies only when booting the kernel from the HDD)