Lilo Bootup Param? (Half Answered)
Posted on 1997-06-19
I've been trying to install Red Hat Linux 4.1 on my system for a couple of days, but can't get past the following problem. I created the bootdisks, but when I reboot, linux hangs when autodetecting my Takaya 12x CD.
I did a dejanews search about my problem and found an old post from someone using slackware, that told me to use this lilo bootup param "ide0=0x1f0,0x3f6,14". I entered that when I got the boot: prompt from lilo and it worked.
The problem is that when Red Hat's installation ran, it wouldn't recognize my Red Hat Cd. It gave me the error "Disk does not seem to contain Red Hat" or something like that.
My question is - what does that startup param do, and how can I change it to make my drive work (so I can install Linux)?