Re: [newbie] Install/Boot problem
Thanks for the quick reply ;-)
On Monday 26 Apr 2004 12:05 am, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Sunday 25 April 2004 16:37, Everard Brown wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I have installed woody via 'net boot'. All went well, but I can't
> > boot from the hard disk.
> > System: SPARCstation 20
> > 32Mb RAM
> > No floopy or CDROM drive
> > Issues that make me suspicious include:
> > o I used the 's' parameter in fdisk to partition this disk. This gave
> > me: sda1 /
> > sda2 swap
> > sda3 Whole Disk
> > o SILO refused to install.
> sda1 (the partition containing /boot) probably extends past the first
> 1GB of disk space. On SparcStation 20s, the partition that
> contains /boot must completely reside in the first 1GB of disk space
> (due to OpenBOOT bugs/restrictions)
That sounds a very likely cause of my problem, but when I try to create the
Sun disk label ('s' option in fdisk) that is always the default.
Can anyone suggest how I might acheive a partitioning scheme which would be
acceptable to the install program?
I already tried to split the space allocated to sda1, but I couldn't get the
unused part of the partition back.
I'll have a more detailed look at the fdisk options...
All suggestions are still very welcome.