Lilo problems. Possibly from UDMA.
Posted on 2003-03-19
I have an A7V266-E board from Asus, with onboard Promise UltraDMA 100. I
have 2 HDs installed. The first one, (hde) is my drive with Win XP, and my
second one (hdg) is my linux (Slackware 8.1) drive. I followed a dual booting guide exactly (to
dual boot using ntloader using dd to copy the boot sector), and lilo only gets to L, and then loops 01.
In fact, the only way I can get into the system is to boot from the CD.
I edited my lilo.conf, and added lba32, but still no fix. Linux can see the
drives fine once I boot from CD.
The drive that contains XP, and a copy of the linux boot sector, is FAT32
formatted, so no blaming of NTFS.
Here is a copy of my lilo.conf:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hdg1
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hdg1
label = Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends