[sclug] booting / large hard drive nightmare

Will Dickson wrd at glaurung.demon.co.uk
Sun Oct 17 10:43:13 UTC 2004

James Wyper wrote:

> Until now I've been booting via the floppy using the boot disk image
> supplied by mandrake (together with OnTrack on the same floppy), but
> this is slow and sometimes unreliable.  I'd like to boot from the hard
> drive(s) if at all possible.  The PCs bios allows me to select hdb as
> the first boot device (making it possible to run OnTrack first), but so
> far I haven't been able to tweak lilo to boot successfully (keep
> getting as far as LI 99 99 99 99 99 99...)

This may well be daft / irrelevant, but have you looked into 
using GRUB? I've found it to be more robust than LILO.


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