Linux does not boot after adding a hard disk.
Posted on 2000-05-08
I have a PC which has Windows and linux
6.1 running on it. The first hard disk was divided into two partitions - one for DOS and the other one for Linux. Then a second disk was added purely for linux. This arrangement was working fine
with Lilo being used to choose at boot time which system starts up. Recently a third, 10Gb, disk was added. Using windows the third disk had two 2Gb partitions created on it for Windows and I have no problems under Windows to access them. However, now linux refuses to come up,. Booting process freezes after ide0 is initialized.
The suggestion was made to me that the reason for this is that perhaps originally the first disk was divided into DOS and linux partions using linux tools, but the new disk was partitioned using DOS. What can I do now? I could
repartition the third disk using linux if I could boot up linux but I do not seem to be able to do this.
Can something be done in this situation?