From: Mark Page (mpage at domain esatclear.ie)
Date: Sun 17 Jun 2001 - 18:54:03 IST
On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Liam Bedford wrote:
> progeny uses grub doesn't it? which doesn't have the 1023 cylinder problem
> (it'll use lba automagically)..
Yes, I assumed so but grub seems to be the culprit for the strange
partitioning. Unles of course I wasn't concentrating at the partitioning
stage. However, grub definitely pumped out the error message concerning
the 1024 cylinder block. I tried re-installing which resulted in me being
completely unable to boot into windows (no bad thing I suppose).
Eventually I removed grub and replaced with lilo and edited lilo.conf by
hand - not ideal but.... I have now come to the conclusion that the
subsequent re-install and failure by grub to boot windows may have been
that the active partition was set to hda6!!!
Sorry to waffle but perhaps there is a message for beginners and
intermediates in that Debian is the business but it is still bloody hard
for us and I did expect Progeny to be a whole lot more intuitive viz I
still had to recompile a kernel to get hardware working which surely is
way beyond the newbie and another reason linux is being held back from the
Liam and others, many thanks for your help as I have taken a lot from this
list and hope one day to be able to give some input.
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