On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 05:15:46PM -0000, Declan Grady wrote:
> Finally got my old 486/66 working with 16MB and 2 ide disks (master & slave
> on ide channel 0), and an ide cd-rom drive on channel 1.
>> fine, no probs.. apart form being very slow booting.
>> Now, time to put the cd back in it's original location, but, if i disconnect
> the drive, linux wont boot. if i connect it again, it boots fine. disconnect
> it... wont boot !
>> I was getting an error number, and just tried it again to see what it was,
> but now its simply stopping at a LILO prompt
maybe you should try grub. configuration is a lot easier i think and
it's less fussy than lilo.
>> No... just tried another power off and on, now I get a screen filling up
> with funny characters.
> .. connect the ide cd-rom again (on its own ide channel) and all is hunky
> dorey !
>> any ideas / suggestions ?
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