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LILO: Error:  /dev/hdc1  and  /dev/hda1  have duplicate volume IDs (serial numbers)

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When I try to add a partition to second HDD on my system, I can see the following output from /sbin/lilo:
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Error:  /dev/hdc1  and  /dev/hda1  have duplicate volume IDs (serial numbers)
Fatal: Duplicated volume IDs must be resolved before installation can proceed.
  Use the '-z' and '-M <dev>' switches to erase the conflicts.
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lilo version 22.5.3 works fine if all partitions on second HDD are deleted (disk is empty), but fails when I add one partition of any size on second HDD, using '-z' and '-M' switches is useless. Google did not help. Any ideas?
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by:ahoffmann
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can you verify with
  hdparm -i /dev/hda
  hdparm -i /dev/hdc
that both serial numbers are identical?
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 500 total points
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Try a newer version (22.5.8) of lilo. I know of one case where such a problem was resolved by updating Lilo. 22.5.8 also support to mark a drive as unaccessible for the volume ID check:
Put this into your lilo.conf file:
disk=/dev/hdc inaccessible
if you want to skip /dev/hdc
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by:abp01
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/dev/hda and /dev/hdc IDs are different. The problem is not related to disks but to primary partitions(!): hda1 and hdc1. Well, I will try 22.5.8, probably this will help...
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by:abp01
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Thanx, 22.5.8 works fine :-)
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