I just installed debian for the first time and have run into a problem
getting LILO to boot properly. I think it is the standard 'LI' problem
with SCSI and IDE disks, but I have tried several things I found on the
web, none of which have been successful.
My set up is one primary master IDE hard drive with WinNT on a FAT16
partition and the NT boot loader in the MBR. Then I have a IDE CD-ROM in
the secondary master and two SCSI hard drives, IDs 0 and 1. The first
SCSI hard drive has LILO on the MBR, a 20G /boot partition and the
remainder (4GB) is /.
My lilo.conf has boot=/dev/sda and root=/dev/sda2. I have tried
disk=/dev/sda, bios=0x80 through 0x82 with no success. Yes, I
(eventually) remembered to rerun lilo after each change, but have not seen
any change. I also tried booting with a disabled BIOS detection of all
IDE channels, with and without the above disk & bios settings.
Can someone give me a clue? Is there a way to determine which bios
setting I should be using? Do I need to include the bios settings of the
Thanks in advance.