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06 Feb 2002 17:23 roby2lit

LILO and Win2k
How can I make lilo to boot my win2k partition too?
The only solution I found is to have the boot loader of win2k as the main boot loader, and it run the boot sector of the partition where I have lilo, but I'm looking for a solution that uses lilo as the main bootloader.
I'd ask the same question for WinXP too.
This will solve some problem with a computer in my office.

06 Feb 2002 17:17 roby2lit

Re: New to Linux - Lilo 22.1

> I want to update my Red Hat 7.0 with
> Lilo 22.1 so I can boot from my Linux
> partition (which is above cylinder 1024)
> using Partition Magic. If I understand
> the quick install script, that will
> replace my MBR, which I do not want.
> How should I proceed?


Simply set
boot=/dev/hd_your partition (for me it's /dev/hde2)
instead of simply have
boot=/dev/hdx

26 Jan 2002 19:33 flatcap

Re: Chain Loading of Windows 2000 dynamic Partitions impossible ?
Hi Jürgen,


> Short is this behavior already known ?
> Or is this a new bug ?
> This occours since I changed the
> "Windoze 2000"
> Partitiontype to "dynamic
> disk" on the Boot disk.
> the Booting of all OS is really ok,
> but re-installing lilo fails.


Unfortunately "dynamic disks" are a whole new method
of partitioning. lilo simpy doesn't understand them.
grub won't understand, either. Nothing will yet. I've
added basic dynamic disk (LDM = Logical Disk
Manager) support to Linux (late 2.4), so if someone
can tell me what info lilo needs to know to work,
I can provide it.

Cheers,
FlatCap (Rich)
<ldm at flatcap dot org>

24 Dec 2001 17:22 fredlwm

Just a suggestion to you all
Don't forget to also send the reports to the author.

23 Dec 2001 16:00 jojoax

Chain Loading of Windows 2000 dynamic Partitions impossible ?
Hi!
Short is this behavior already known ? Or is this a
new bug ?
This occours since I changed the "Windoze 2000"
Partitiontype to "dynamic disk" on the Boot disk.
the Booting of all OS is really ok, but re-installing
lilo fails.
Any Idea ?
Merry X-Mas everybody.

Juergen Sauer
PS: The Dump of the error documentation:
This bugs me here:
Festplatte /dev/sda: 132 Köpfe, 63 Sektoren, 1018
Zylinder
Einheiten: Zylinder mit 8316 * 512 Bytes

Gerät boot. Anfang Ende Blöcke Id
Dateisystemtyp
/dev/sda1 * 1 502 2087284+ 42 SFS
/dev/sda2 503 1018 2145528 5
Erweiterte
/dev/sda5 503 1017 2141338+ 42 SFS
/dev/sda6 1018 1018 4126+ 42 SFS

LILO version 22.1, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner
Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C)
1999-2001 John Coffman
Released 31-Oct-2001 and compiled at 19:39:08 on
Dec 23 2001.
MAX_IMAGES = 27

Reading boot sector from /dev/sda
Merging with /boot/boot.b
Boot image: /boot/produktion
Added pc2

Boot other: /dev/sda1, on /dev/sda, loader
/boot/chain.b
Fatal: First sector of /dev/sda1 doesn't have a valid
boot signature

lilo.conf:
# restrict usage of boot params by setting a passwd
and using the option
# restricted.
# password=bootpwd
# restricted
# append="panic=60 hdc=scsi apic"
append="panic=60 noapic pirq=5,10,11,14,15,7,9
hdc=scsi"
boot=/dev/sda

#compact # faster, but won't work on all
systems.
lba32
vga=normal
read-write
disk=/dev/sda
bios=0x80

disk=/dev/sdb
bios=0x81

# read-only
prompt
timeout=150
# End LILO global Section
default = test

image = /boot/produktion
root = /dev/sdb4
label = pc2

other = /dev/sda1
label = shiet_w2k
# table = /dev/sda

#
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sdb4
label = test

#
image = /boot/vmlinuz.old
root = /dev/sdb4
label = alt

image = /boot/memtest.bin
root = /dev/sdb4
label = Speichertest

#other = /dev/fd0
# label = Floppy

21 Dec 2001 06:17 oWo2002

Warning when running /sbin/lilo with 22.1
I have the following warning message when I run /sbin/lilo:

Warning: Int 0x13 function 8 and function 0x48 return different head/sector geometries for BIOS drive 0x80

Why?

Can I solve that problem?

08 Dec 2001 22:12 fredlwm

Re: No Keyboard with Lilo
I suggest you use the 'prompt' option. You can use it in conjuction with the 'timeout' option. I don't use the latter because my machine isn't a server and I don't want it automatically booting after a problem. Sometimes I want to do other things like hardware upgrades after a power failure or any other problem that may cause a reboot.

07 Dec 2001 20:05 phjones

No Keyboard with Lilo
when the Lilo starts it does not respond to the keyboard. I have changed the delay and timeout settings, to no avail. I have added a second kernel to lilo, and it shows up on the list after running lilo.
When Lilo starts it just waits for the delay time and boots. I cannot type anything to chose the other kernel.

07 Dec 2001 11:32 cscj

New to Linux - Lilo 22.1
I want to update my Red Hat 7.0 with Lilo 22.1 so I can boot from my Linux partition (which is above cylinder 1024) using Partition Magic. If I understand the quick install script, that will replace my MBR, which I do not want. How should I proceed?

06 Dec 2001 23:26 alpine

FastTrak Tx2 RAID + LILO = indigestion
Hey all,

I've been beating my head in on this for about 3 hours now, and I'm at my
wits end. I have a Promise FastTrak100 Tx2 PCI card w/ 2 IBM 60 gig hard
drives attached to it. I've successfully got a mirror going, but I'm
running into a small problem now. Whenever I go to reinstall lilo, I get
this message:

root@federation:/etc# lilo -v5
LILO version 21.7-5, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Linux Real Mode Interface library Copyright (C) 1998 Josh Vanderhoof
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2001 John Coffman
Released 06-May-2001 and compiled at 15:36:08 on Jun 15 2001.

Caching device /dev/hda (0x0300)
Caching device /dev/hda1 (0x0301)
Caching device /dev/hda2 (0x0302)
Caching device /dev/hda3 (0x0303)
Caching device /dev/hda4 (0x0304)
Caching device /dev/hda5 (0x0305)
Caching device /dev/hda6 (0x0306)
Caching device /dev/hda7 (0x0307)
Caching device /dev/hda8 (0x0308)
Caching device /dev/hdb (0x0340)
Caching device /dev/hdb1 (0x0341)
Caching device /dev/hdb2 (0x0342)
Caching device /dev/hdb3 (0x0343)
Caching device /dev/hdb4 (0x0344)
Caching device /dev/hdb5 (0x0345)
Caching device /dev/hdb6 (0x0346)
Caching device /dev/hdb7 (0x0347)
Caching device /dev/hdb8 (0x0348)
Caching device /dev/sda (0x0800)
Caching device /dev/sda1 (0x0801)
Caching device /dev/sda2 (0x0802)
Caching device /dev/sda3 (0x0803)
Caching device /dev/sda4 (0x0804)
Caching device /dev/sda5 (0x0805)
Caching device /dev/sda6 (0x0806)
Caching device /dev/sda7 (0x0807)
Caching device /dev/sda8 (0x0808)
Caching device /dev/sdb (0x0810)
Caching device /dev/sdb1 (0x0811)
Caching device /dev/sdb2 (0x0812)
Caching device /dev/sdb2 (0x0812)
Caching device /dev/sdb3 (0x0813)
Caching device /dev/sdb4 (0x0814)
Caching device /dev/sdb5 (0x0815)
Caching device /dev/sdb6 (0x0816)
Caching device /dev/sdb7 (0x0817)
Caching device /dev/sdb8 (0x0818)
Caching device /dev/loop0 (0x0700)
Caching device /dev/loop1 (0x0701)
Caching device /dev/loop2 (0x0702)
Caching device /dev/loop3 (0x0703)
Caching device /dev/loop4 (0x0704)
Caching device /dev/loop5 (0x0705)
Caching device /dev/loop6 (0x0706)
Caching device /dev/loop7 (0x0707)
Reading boot sector from /dev/ataraid/d0
Merging with /boot/boot.b
Caching device /dev/ataraid/d0p1 (0x7201)
Fatal: Sorry, don't know how to handle device 0x7201

Apparently it doesn't like the RAID device that was set up. If I take the
RAID offline, and the kernel doesn't recognize that a /dev/ataraid/...
exists, then lilo will reinstall without any problems.

Any ideas? :)

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