Re: disaster with LILO, Debian Linux, Windows, and booting
Why is /dev/hda4 a bad choice for root? I can't use /dev/hda1 because of
windows is there.
I'm getting a warning something like:
Kernel says /dev/hdc some geometry
BIOS says /dev/hdc has some different geometry
/dev/hdc is a second drive on my system used for backups. One of its
partitions is a linux partition. It's been there a while and hasn't ever
caused any trouble. No BIOS settings have been changed. (The BIOS
autodetects the geometry.)
I switched to grub, and it won't load my new image either. It loads the old
one (but the cd drive isn't accessible). I'm trying to recompile the kernel
No, that didn't work. GRUB gives me
Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS
So what does this mean?
Linux detects the drive, reads and writes to it just fine, fsck's it fine,
and correctly reports the partition sizes (The larger ones being 50-60 GB).
I don't understand who's responsible here. Is it in the compilation process?