Re: LILO, SATA & IDE drive
hi ya ron
On Mon, 26 Sep 2005, Ron Johnson wrote:
> I just successfully installed etch (now upgraded to sid) onto
> a SATA drive /dev/sda. Now, though, I want to get my data off
> of the old IDE drive. So, I stuck it in and powered up.
> Unfortunately, but understandably, the box wants to boot off
> of that drive /dev/hda.
you can also go into the BIOS and tell it to boot off hd0 vs hd1
or usb-hdd listed after hda
- the boot name varies between different bios and vendors
> Is changing the boot= param from /dev/sda to /dev/hda all
> that is necessary? (Besides rerunning lilo, of course.)
you need to remove /boot/map
- unless oyu like to get L- LI- LIL- or 99 99 99 or 80 80 80
lilo will recreate the map file based on the new config of combinations
> Existing lilo.conf:
> boot=/dev/sda ### <<<<<<<<<<<<
that assumes you're booting into your new sata disk
> Proposed new lilo.conf
> boot=/dev/hda ### <<<<<<<<<<<<
that means both sda and hda will have the same boot info ( MBR ) ...
which is okay ...