On Thu, Nov 18, 1999 at 05:45:07PM +0000, Colm Buckley mentioned:
> > Anyway, that's a nast tricky thing to try. Speaking of nasty tricky
> > things, LILO is acting up. Freshly installed machine. No problems.
> > Installed LILO into the MBR. On bootup, it just says "LI". Booted off a
> > toms root/boot disk, "zImage noinitrd root=/dev/hda1 single", and all
> > seemed OK. Recompiled a kernel to prove it, changed a few things in
> > /etc/lilo.conf, reran lilo, and rebooted. Still no joy. Tryed all four
> > settings for the hard disk in the BIOS too (LARGE/LBA/NORMAL/AUTO).
> Stick "linear" in your lilo.conf, and take out "compact" if it's there.
> Rerun lilo, try again. If that works, try putting "compact" back in.
A scholar and a gentleman. The "linear" tag sorted it. Is compact a good
idea ? It's going to be a firewall box that's not going to be rebooted that
What did linear do ? Force lilo to use LBA ?
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