Re: lilo to prepare new hd on floppyless system
does this help?
at some point around Thu, 04 Dec 1997 16:48:57 +0600
Rick Hawkins <email@example.com> mentioned:
> My new drive came, and i'm trying to do a fresh install, as some stuff got
> tossed in strange places a few months ago.
> I've already found that base-files.deb won't install onto a raw file system,
> so I have the .tgz untarring at the moment (gee, this maxtor is louder than i
> expected). ANd the only .tgz I could find wa sin bo, which I had to download
> 4 times--though i think it was two different files.. hmm, i still get the same
> message that "no such file or directory.
> anyway, the problem is going to be lilo. I don't have a floppy (one arrives
> in a few days) from which to boot. I need to tell it to install lilo onto
> /dev/hdc, but write that this is /dev/hda, and that it should take the image
> at /dev/hda1/vmlinuz, with a root of /dev/hdc3.
> I"ve found the man page, but it's not clear as to exactly what is affected by
> changing the root--it looks like if i try to put it onto /dev/hdc, it will
> then try to boot from there, even after i move it to the primary controller.
> ANd I only get one shot at this, or i have to wait until the new floppy
> arrives to use the system at all.
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