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Re: lilo message

On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 07:12:51PM +0200 or thereabouts, Stephan Seitz wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 11:03:13AM -0400, Steve Å wrote:


> You're confusing the filesystem directory /boot, where the kernel
> image and the boot loader configuration are, and the lilo line
> "boot=", which tells lilo, where the boot sector should be written.

Then by boot sector could be written to hdc1 then ? That's were my root partion
is, so I would think everything should go there, no ?

> /boot does not have to be on the same partition as the root partition
> "/".
> >       (Relevant Lilo.conf line);
> >       boot=/dev/hda

Right OK, but I can manually change it to hdc, and then rerun lilo ?

> This tells lilo, where the boot information (lilo menu, which kernel
> and where is it, ...) should be written.
> Nomally this is correct, because hda is the first place, the BIOS
> looks for boot information, if you're booting from harddrive.
> >       # Specifies the device that should be mounted as root. (`/')
> >       #
> >       root=/dev/hdc1
> This tells lilo, which partition is the root partition "/". This
> option needs the kernel, because it doesn't know it (there is no
> fstab, if the kernel does not know, where to look).


> >> append="hdx=ide-scsi"   # change the x to yours
> >My present LILO.conf doesn't have the append line, like your example. Is it
> No, the append line contains information lilo passes to the kernel
> (like the root= information). In this case, it tells the kernel (or
> the ide-scsi module in the kernel, to treat hdx as SCSI device, which
> I think is necessary if you use IDE burner with older cdrecord
> versions.
> If you don't need it, don't use the append line.

Great thanks for the information.

Steve A.
Friday Jun 10 2005 14:05:01 EDT
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