Re: DISK BOOT FAILURE
On Sat, 2003-07-26 at 19:13, Debian User wrote:
> after bios, i think lilo is not ever run. the bios displays the system
> configuration then the error message:
> DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
> my boot sequence is A,C.
IIRC the machine is not seeing the drives properly. Did this happen
after you added the 'backup' drive? Computers use the bios to find the
bootable drive(meaning 'bootable' flag and boot loader), if not found
yours wants a floppy for help which the lilo boot provides. So that
would explain the boot disk working.
> the boot floopy i am using is 2.2.20. the machine was booting 2.4.
> 18 ... for months before this problem occured. apparently, i never
> made a boto disk for the 2.4.18 kernel.
Not a major problem. This can be fixed after you get this fixed.
> i have not tried re-lilo-ing b/c i am unsure if the problem is a
> bad lilo or not. could this be the problem?
I dont think is can hurt, so I think it would be ok. You are only
writing a few bits in a specific place that may have got corrupted. And
you have the boot disk.
BUT ON SECOND THOUGHT,
if you set the jumpers on the HD's (single,master,slave) incorrectly...
that would explain alot....
not see the drives on bootup, the BIOS os message, not being able to
mount the second drive.
Just a thought....