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Re: [SLE] Confusing Hardware Problem
  • From: "Ken Schneider" <suselist@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 18:19:49 -0400
  • Message-id: <WorldClient-F200405221819.AA19494903@xxxxxxxx>
-----Original Message-----
From: David Johanson <dcjohan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: SuSE Support Group <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 16:26:56 -0400
Subject: [SLE] Confusing Hardware Problem

> I've just added a third removable SCSI drive to my mail box (this one
> running
> SuSE 7.1). Prior to adding this drive I had one drive running win 98se
> (which
> I've discussed prior) and the other SuSE 7.1 The box dual boots with
> LILO
> running as the boot manager. With just the two drives turned on, LILO
> runs as
> expected and I can boot into either OS. With the new drive turned on (I
> just did
> a reformat on it and there is no OS installed, just a low level DOS
> fdisk
> format) all goes well during boot until LILO starts and then elects to
> stop at
> LI with the blinking cursor.
>
> I'm totally lost as to how I can boot with this drive on so I can add
> another OS
> to it. Would someone kindly point me to my obvious error. Since it's a
> SCSI
> drive, it has to be on at boot up in order to been seen and thus used.
>

Don't want to point out the obvious here but have you double checked the
SCSI id's and also how old is the power supply, it may not be able to
handle the extra load.

Ken



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