[lug] LILO Boot Problem

Shannon Johnston nunar at iws.net
Tue Jan 9 14:26:56 MST 2001

I've had this very thing happen to me. Most of the time, if it's a problem
running the SCSI controller, it locks up when trying to run disk druid
during the install. 
What happened to me is that there was a problem overwriting files in the
Master Boot Record. I fixed it by running fdisk /mbr
This wipes the mbr clean and then allowed linux to install and run fine.
(BTW - I had to do that on the machine I'm running now.)

Shannon Johnston

On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Steve Mathias wrote:

> >>>>> "D. Stimits" == D Stimits <stimits at idcomm.com> writes:
>     > If it can't see the disk, I would suspect that possibly there is no
>     > driver for the controller. It isn't unusual for NT 4 to require
>     > specifically naming the controller type during install (I have two which
>     > it does this with), so that isn't a particularly good indication of disk
>     > failure. Linux, if it uses a module, and that module is on the disk that
>     > requires the module in the first place, would require an initial ramdisk
>     > with the module info in it. Is the scsi the drive that has /boot/ and
>     > the root partition on it? What kind of scsi controller is it?
> I've tried putting / and /boot/ on either disk with the same result.  I'm not
> positive, but I think the SCSI controller is Adaptec.
>           -Steve
> -- 
> Steve Mathias
> mathias at genomica.com
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