Re: Can not boot from HD after install
In your lilo.conf change:
That should work.
Matthew Denson wrote:
> OK here are the files.
> Partition Table for /dev/hda
> ---Starting--- ----Ending---- Start Number of
> # Flags Head Sect Cyl ID Head Sect Cyl Sector Sectors
> -- ----- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- -------- ---------
> 1 0x00 0 1 781 0x82 31 63 788 1574496 16128
> 2 0x80 1 1 0 0x83 31 63 780 63 1574433
> 3 0x00 0 0 0 0x00 0 0 0 0 0
> 4 0x00 0 0 0 0x00 0 0 0 0 0
> Matthew Denson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jens B. Jorgensen [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 10:34 AM
> To: Matthew Denson
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Can not boot from HD after install
> What's the contents of your /etc/lilo.conf? Do you have boot=/dev/hda? Why
> not also
> send us a printout of the partition setup from (c)fdisk. Do you have the
> bootable flag
> set on /dev/hda2?
> Matthew Denson wrote:
> > I posted this to the newsgroup linux.debian.user yesterday. But now I'm
> > subscribed to this list. I apologize if you've seen this before.
> > ----
> > Good evening all,
> > I have just completed the installation of Debian/Linux 2.1 on my old
> > laptop. When I finished it would not boot from the hard drive. The error I
> > got was
> > Non-System disk or disk error
> > Replace and press any key when ready
> > I insert the Boot Floppy and it boots fine (albeit real slow). Could
> > someone give me a remedy to this?
> > More detailed info:
> > This computer has a retrofitted ~800 MB hard drive and in it's previous
> > incarnation (up until last night) it was a DOS machine which had the
> > On-Track Disk Manager software installed to translate the big disk for
> > The debian installation balked at the partition step, it said the disk was
> > factory fresh or screwed up. I assumed it might be the Disk Manager
> > partition voodoo, so...
> > I did not have the disk for Disk Manager so I did not properly uninstall
> > but rather simply repartitioned the drive with DOS fdisk.
> > Same message from the installation program so I shelled out and ran cfdisk
> > directly. This worked great. I partitioned the drive the way I wanted with
> > a ~768MB hda2 at the beginning of the drive and a ~8MB swap hda1 at the
> > The rest of the installation script went smoothly until the reboot when I
> > discovered the above.
> > I have a nagging suspicion that the hda2 needs to be reduced or that the
> > boot record still has the Disk Manager strap in it. I'm going to set it
> > aside in case I have to start over.
> > Any guidance would be appreciated.
> > TTFN,
> > Matthew Denson
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