From: Dave Rynne (dave at domain esat.net)
Date: Wed 26 May 1999 - 09:49:25 IST
) I'm running a dual PPro box with Adaptec 1542 and 2940 SCSI cards. My
) Windows boot drive is on the 1542, with all other drives, including one for
) Linux, on the 2940. I've installed Red Hat 5.2 and copied the boot sector
) to the C: drive as per the "NT How-To".
) Everything works fine off a boot floppy, but if I try to use LILO, the
) machine gets to "LI" and then freezes. I presume this is to do with drive
) ordering, since the Red Hat installer finds the 2940 card first, and lables
) its drives sda/b/c and then the boot drive as sdd.
Try add "linear" to your lilo.conf
) Is there any way to force Red Hat to treat the 1542 card as boot, or would
) I have an easier time with a different variety of Linux?
You can do this a number of ways. The install is kinda brain dead from
this point of view but you should be able to work around it. You could
try something like ... if it auto finds the 2940, switch to tty2 and
rmmod it, switch back to tty1 and select the 1542 and then the 2940.
If RH is already installed, swapping the order of the scsi_hostadapter
lines in /etc/conf.modules may do the trick (although you may need to
rebuild the ram disk too) but will probably leave your system fubar'd
as the order of your disks will have changed completely. I wouldn't
recommend this unless you know what you're doing.
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