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hey, im having a problem with my harddisk, when i install linux mandrake 6.0 on my 2nd harddisk, cuz my 1st is used for win98, it stops in teh middle of formating and says can not find mount point.... I also noticed if i take teh win98 harddisk off and use the 2nd harddisk as a master, it installs fully...
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Hmm, but lilo.conf is only configuration
file. You must write mbr to drive by #lilo command.

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But, only if you set WIN98 hdrive as PRIMARY MASTER drive you can't load from
SECONDARY MASTER ( with Mandrake and lilo loader saved before). Only if you set in bios load sequnce as ( D:,C:,A:) you will can.
    I have just run into a similar problem with installing Linux Mandrake on 2 drives.  The first being is with a partitioning problem with using fdisk from Win 98 startup. It did not allow me to create and use the 2nd drive in a logical partition under an extended dos partition.  To get around this problem I used Partition Magic 5.0 software as it allows me to create as many logical partitions under 1 extended partition, for both Windows and Linux.  I have installed computers with the dual boot method for both 1 and 2 drives. Be sure that you did not create another primary partition on the second drive.  My second drive is both logical partitions and I have had no problems.      

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You can install linux on a second drive, however, it must be on the primary ide (hda or hdb). Set up your hard drive as the primary slave (ie hdb).
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