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Re: [SLE] 486 problem update, lilo and scsi
- From: rost0005@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Alexander Stragies)
- Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 14:02:11 +0200
- Message-id: <Pine.SGI.4.10.9909151351080.25677-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
hi philip and all
On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, Philip McGraw wrote:
> I think you need root=/dev/sdb1 if that is really your root partition.
i had been wondering about this,
> Also, I don't have anything but experience to support this, but I have
> empirically found the "linear" option to be necessary quite often. I
i will try that
> don't understand why, as I thought I had told by BIOS *NOT* to use LBA,
> but maybe the drive was already partitioned using LBA and that sticks?
> Anyway, it might be worth a try. Of course, you have probably already
no, i have not checked that, i don't know how. i assumed that would be ok,
since the drive is an old 236 meg drive and wuld therefore not even have
1024 cyls. but please do tell me how to check it.
> made sure that the /boot partition (sda2) is completely below the 1024
> cylinder limit. This is still quite important, as far as I know,
> especially with 486's which probably have older BIOSes.
I have read in some other article today, that editing the fstab might be
needed, i will look at that too
boot.b is another thing, i understand it is the bootloader, but is that a
static piece of software or is it something customly created by lilo every
time it is run?
map is another thing, could someone please explain to me what exactly the
map does, where it comes from, and how i could replicate it?
thanks in advance, Alex _smkd_
> Hope this helps,
> Robert Alexander Stragies wrote:
> > hi all,
> > Thnks for all the help i have already received, my situation is now as
> > follows:
> > old 486, with 2 scsi drives of 236 meg each on an aha1542. it should have
> > a working linux system on it, which i made by inserting the drives into a
> > machine with a working floppy, and installed 6.2 on it. The problem on
> > this one is lilo. i placed 2 kernels on /dev/sda2, which is the /boot
> > partition for the root filesystem on /dev/sdb1 (is this setup advisable?).
> > but lilo does not even get to the kernels, it stops after LI
> > i did rerun lilo several times.
> > my 266, usually booting 6.1 fine from hda2, but also has an aha152x scsi
> > controller. so, every time i want to mess with the system on the scsidisks
> > from the 486, i transplant the drives into this system using the
> > wellworking aha152x. on this machine i can easily mount the drives as
> > /mnt/scsi and /mnt/scsiboot and do any filemanipulation.
> > i was under the impression that the lilo command line option -b tells lilo
> > into which's drive MBR it should install itself. And -C tells it which
> > conffile to use, so what i tried was >lilo -C /mnt/scsi/etc/lilo.conf -b
> > /dev/sda2. then it tells me that my kernel images have been installed. But
> > to be sure i chrooted the system to /mnt/scsi (/dev/sdb1) and remounted
> > /dev/sda2 to be the /boot dir and issued the command: lilo -C
> > /etc/lilo.conf -b /dev/sda
> > same messages about adding the kernels
> > below is a relevant part of my lilo.conf
> > boot = /dev/sda
> > delay = 50
> > some other global opts
> > image = /boot/486aha1542 Are these two lines correct?, cause sda2
> > root = /dev/sda2 is /boot and sdb1 is /
> > label = 486
> > so, if these things ring bells somewhere, please to not hesitate to send
> > me any info or detail you can come up with
> > thx, Alex _smkd_
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