[lug] Problem with LILO & WIn 2k

BOF bof at pcisys.net
Mon Nov 5 16:35:31 MST 2001


Can you send a copy of your lilo.conf file, as well as the results of
running cfdisk or fdisk so that we can see the disk setup?


"Saltiel, Hernán Claudio" wrote:

> Hello!
> I have installed Windows 2000 Professional on my notebook, and after
> that, Mandrake 8.1.
> The problem is that I've tried to install it on a 20 Gb. hard dik,
> and when I try to boot, only receive LI LI LI LI......
> The way I installed my machine was on the /dev/hda5 for the swap
> partition, and the /dev/hda6 for the / partition.
> I think that LILO is confusing the geometry of the disk, so I can
> only boot this system from a diskette, or from the VMware software.
> I've tried to make a dd if=/dev/hda5 of=/bootsec.lnx bs=512 count=1,
> and the copy the file bootsec.lnx to the Win2k partition, and
> modified the boot.ini file to support the linux partition, but the
> messages remains with LI LI LI....
> Anybody knows how to make LILO to recognize this kind of disk,
> because I partitioned the disk in two 10 Gb. partitions, and the
> swap starts after the 1024 cyl, is this bad for linux, must I put
> some parameters on lilo.conf, or waht?
> Thanks a lot in advance for your help!!!!!
> HeCSa.

More information about the LUG mailing list