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LILO, RH4.1 & Par. Zip Drive

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I've installed RedHat 4.1 on my Parallel Zip Drive of a CD.  That appears to have gone fine.  It puts LILO into the MBR, but when I reboot I get:  L 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01... and on and on forever.  I also tried to use the boot disk as a rescue set.  At boot: rescue root=/dev/sda1.  But that wouldn't recognize the Zip Drive.  So basically I have no way of accesing my Zip Drive which has all the Linux stuff to edit things.  Something's not setting up properly.  I am just doing a root and internet stuff install.  I don't want XWindows are anything like that.  I want nothing but LILO on my hard drive.  If at all possible, I would like to LILO on a floppy instead of the MBR.

BTW:  Gateway P5-75 - Parallel Zip Drive
      Partitions - root=30MB usr=60MB temp=6MB
      24MB RAM
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Hello:

   Linux will only boot from disks that the BIOS recognizes as "bootable", and that is not the case of your zip drive trough parallel port.

  That means you have to try the floppy.

Be sure to include the correct command in the boot line for the parallel port scsi driver, your line should look something like this:

root=/dev/sda1 <parallel driver's name>=<options>

Check the most recent SCSI-howto for exact instrutions about how to accomplish this.

  I had similar problems with a SoundBlaster SCSI-II card and I solved the problems with the steps mentioned.
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