Re: DISK BOOT FAILURE
bios still sees both drives ... i think the hardware is still working.
i re-lilo-ed without success. I still have to boot from the floopy.
what is IIRC?
At 26 July 2003, Kevin Mark <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Sat, 2003-07-26 at 19:13, Debian User wrote:
>> after bios, i think lilo is not ever run. the bios displays the
>> 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....
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