david_hamilton3 at hp.com wrote:
>> Right, I have now installed RedHat 6.1 on this machine, but the only way I
> can successfully boot it so far is from a boot disk. I have looked at the
> lilo.conf, and it appears just fine, but when it starts to boot it just
> L 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 ........
> and so on.
> I even tried adding the linear option, same result.
How about this approach:
Use at least a 3-partition scheme.
1) Approximately a 5-10Meg '/boot' dir on the first <1024 cylinders
2) 3:1 swap partition(s) to physical RAM (of course w/128Meg max @)
3) '/' partition
This way, even if you run LILO on the MBR or '/boot', you should be fine
with getting around the 'L+<error>' bootup problem ... in most cases
... let me know what you do, would be glad to help you nail this offlist
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