booting lfs - ongoing VFS error msg <- BIOS Disk in LILO?

Bill Suit csuit at cfl.rr.com
Fri Jan 12 00:14:42 PST 2001


On Thursday 11 January 2001 06:08 pm, Bryan wrote:
<snip>
> BIOS DISK != OS DISK
>
> The BIOS comes in ignorant and just labels disk drives 0x80, 0x81,
> etc... in order of the BIOSes loaded.  Of course your off-chipset
> BIOS loads first and sets /dev/hde as BIOS disk 0x80, when LILO
> assumes /dev/hda is BIOS disk 0x80.  Although Windows 9x could care
> less about what it thinks the disk is (it'll just die if a drive
> letter changes ;-), both Linux and (in some cases) NT will get into
> issues (because they set drive devices, etc...).
<snip>

Thanks Bryan. On another post approx 30mins ago to lfs I included my 
lilo.conf file. I have cut, what may help you or someone else trying to 
figure out my problem, from my last Mdk boot dmsg the following:
....
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.30
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
PDC20262: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 58
PDC20262: chipset revision 1
PDC20262: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
PDC20262: ROM enabled at 0xe8000000
PDC20262: (U)DMA Burst Bit ENABLED Primary PCI Mode Secondary PCI Mode.
PDC20262: FORCING PRIMARY MODE BIT 0x00 -> 0x01 MASTER
PDC20262: FORCING SECONDARY MODE BIT 0x00 -> 0x01 MASTER
    ide2: BM-DMA at 0xc000-0xc007, BIOS settings: hde:DMA, hdf:DMA
    ide3: BM-DMA at 0xc008-0xc00f, BIOS settings: hdg:DMA, hdh:DMA
hdc: NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:282, ATAPI CDROM drive
hdd: YAMAHA CRW2100E, ATAPI CDROM drive
hde: WDC AC34300L, ATA DISK drive
hdf: Maxtor 54098U8, ATA DISK drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
ide2 at 0xb000-0xb007,0xb402 on irq 10
hde: WDC AC34300L, 4104MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=8896/15/63, UDMA(33)
hdf: Maxtor 54098U8, 39082MB w/2048kB Cache, CHS=79406/16/63, UDMA(66)
hdc: ATAPI 32X CD-ROM drive, 256kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.11
hdd: ATAPI 40X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 8192kB Cache
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MAX_REAL=12
....

I have a good boot floppy. Ready to try ideas. Bill

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