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Re: moving boot drive around and lilo

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 at 01:39 GMT, james terris penned:
>> You moved the drive from /dev/hda to /dev/hde , meaning that the
>> physical location of the disk on your IDE chain has changed, right?
>> So, um, why boot=/dev/hda rather than boot=/dev/hde?
> Because I thought that boot= indicates where you want the boot loader
> to be installed? Shouldn't I install the boot loader on my first
> drive? if i don't have it there then my system just hangs and does
> nothing at all after it displays cpu, memory etc (standard bios
> screen). My drive at hda was completely blank when i put it there so
> it had no mbr. should i run lilo twice, once for hda and then once for
> hde?
> ttyl, james

Nope, only run lilo once.

Okay, I hadn't understood all of what's going on.  I'm not all that
clueful about using lilo to set one drive's mbr up to boot a partition
on another drive, so I don't think I can be much help here =/

Unless you need to share ultra-sensitive super-spy stuff with me, please
don't email me directly.  I will most likely see your post before I read
your mail, anyway.

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