Re: EMERGENCY: LILO can't load Win95 / Mount fails
Quoting Angus Claydon (email@example.com):
> On Fri, 31 Mar 2000, David Wright wrote:
> > Quoting Stefan Baums (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > >
> > > hda1 contains what cfdisk calls "Win95 FAT32 (LBA)" (the lost
> > > Win95 partition)
> > >
> > > hda4 contains a Debian 2.0 base system
> > >
> > > LILO was set up to automatically boot Win95. The only major thing we
> > > did was install Ghostscript 6.01 for Windows, then next day when we
> > > turned the computer back on, LILO got stuck in booting after printing
> > > "LI" on screen.
> > >
> > > I then went into the Debian 2.0 system with a rescue disk, wrote a
> > > series of lilo.conf's, ran lilo, rebooted. The result was always that
> > > LILO got to the point where it told me
> > >
> > > Then I tried to mount the Win95 partition from GNU/Linux to save the
> > > most important data, but the result of "mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt"
> > > is:
> > Just a thought, but does Debian 2.0 (this is hamm, released July 98)
> > support FAT32 in its vfat, or only FAT16 with long filenames?
> > Fat32 support seemed to creep rather quietly into linux kernels,
> > judging by rgrep -i -r fat32 *
> > Ie, have you mounted the partition successfully before from linux?
> I've been grateful to learn about the fdisk /mbr thing though in my case its
> closing the door after the horse has bolted ... result of using an immature
> bootloader with poor documentation.
> I do regularly browse my win95 files mounting thusly:
> mount -t msdos /dev/sdb1 /mnt
I'm not sure of the relevance of this. Stefan Baums (email@example.com)
said that his hda1 partition is FAT32. I can only suppose that your
sdb1 partition is not.
> angus claydon
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