>> Hi all,
>> I installed a system there, then realised after installation
> that the hda
> drive is, in fact, on hdd, and LILO only boots from floppy.
>> So, I tried changing the jumper to primary master, and now it
> won't mount
> vfs partition - panico totale.
>> My question is:
> What files do I need to change to set the boot partition to hda6? Coz
> booting off a floppy is not a good solution, and I can't
> figure out grub at
Just last night I've been playing with LILO to get it to boot windows &
linux on a laptop. I have succeeded at last.
Could you provide a few more details please, such as exactly what hard disk
you have, what partitions are on each one, etc...
I'll tell you my set-up anyway, if that helps. I had:
(remember, 1 - 4 are primary, 5 + are logical, u can't put LILO on a logical
Only Windows was booting. I couldn't place LILO on the MBR because I have a
boot manager installed due to the fact that the BIOS doesn't support the
size of hard disk I have, so Windows needs help.
Last night I did the following:
- Luckily I have partition magic which is great, so I booted the machine off
I moved the end of the Windows partition in 30MB so I could place a new
linux partition there. That was fine.
- Rebooted machine with Redhat 7 in the drive. Chose "expert text" as the
boot option. This allows you to use fdisk.
- Used fdisk to rearrange the the drive lettering, to match the physical
partitions (an option under expert), and set ONLY hda2 active:
hda2 23MB Linux
hda3 <Extended> (was hda2, hence needed to fix drive "lettering")
- Went into shell, and mount hda6 to /mnt/linux
- Mapped /etc to /mnt/linux/etc and /dev to /mnt/linux/dev (just to keep
LILO happy when I'm running it)
- edited /etc/lilo.conf. First line is where lilo is place, put it to hda2
- Ran lilo.
Now to move /boot
- mounted hda2 to /boot
- moved all the files from /mnt/linux/boot to /boot
- added in an entry for it in /etc/fstab
And that was it.
I hope this helps.
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