Re: LILO and dos partitions
> I'm installing Debian over what was formerly a Slackware partition (It's
> been reformatted, thank goodness) and I'm stumped as to how I'm supposed
> to get LILO to work with my dos partition. Right now, my /etc/lilo.conf
> I've tried chain.b for the dos partition, and chain.b with all the extra
> junk in the 0.20 documentation (Is anyone working on updating the lilo deb
> file to 0.20?). Whever I attempt to boot the dos partition, I get a
> screen filled with repetitions of "01 ". Linux boots fine, and, using an
> dos boot disk, I can find the dos file system. Linux cannot find it; it
> says that it can't find a valid MSDOS filesystem.
For what it's worth, my dos bit just looks like this:
The repeating 01 01 01... guff is [from memory] a large/lba probem. Try
changing your hd settings in bios to lba or large. [Obviously, whichever
one it ISN'T at the moment...] See if that helps.
You'll probably have to rerun lilo afterwards.
> On a related note, WTF is that "1FA:" thingy that I got when I tried to
> reboot Debian for the first time? It didn't want to do anything. I
> eventually rebooted and ran lilo, after which it worked fine unless I held
> down shift early in the boot sequence (in which case I got the "1FA:"
> thing for a moment, and then it went into LILO).
Same thing as above I think. [Emphasis on the "I think" part. It's late,
I could well be wrong]
So, give them a go, see what happens. If it doesn't work, I'm sure someone
else will jump in with another possible solution.
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