LILO

Jesper Brodersen broeman at k64.dk
Sat Aug 10 11:03:20 PDT 2002


Bill Maltby LFS Related writes: 

> On Sat, 10 Aug 2002, Jesper Brodersen  wrote: 
> 
>> Paul W. Adams writes:  
>> 
>> > I 'll repeat what I think you said you did,
>> > so as to be sure I have it straight, let me know if I got it right,
>> > and I will issue a word of caution, because if I have misunderstood,
>> > I could 'disable' your system, unless you have an MBR backup
>> > with bootable floppy diskette with mbr repair program. 
>> > 
>> > You originally booted from HDA with Mandrake, installed
>> > LFS on HDB, configured and installed lilo on HDB, disconnected
>> > HDA, moved HDB to HDA position in SCSI or EIDE chain, and rebooted,
>> > which resulted in, after POST (power-on-self-test) successful, a series of
>> > 0s & 1s
>> > displaying on the monitor, which I think from memory
>> > ( which is getting quite old & failing!) stops after about a series of about
>> > 1/2 line?
>> > Please let me know if I got it right.
>> >         Anyhow, what you have got is some sort of corruption of the MBR on
>> > HDB,
>> > probably brought about by the fact the install of LILO onto HDB was done
>> > from
>> > a session of HDA as master/MBR control device. What I would do, is boot
>> > the system from  a floppy with HDB in the 'master' positon, and install LILO
>> > from the floppy, shouldn't have to worry about lilo.conf, but recopy
>> > shouldn't hurt. 
>> > 
>> > zrexx12r 
>> > 
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Jesper Brodersen " <broeman at k64.dk>
>> > To: <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
>> > Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 2:19 AM
>> > Subject: LILO 
>> > 
>> > 
>> >> Hey all,
>> >> when talking about LILO it normally is
>> >> a LFS-problem and not a BLFS, but I might
>> >> disagree in this case :) 
>> >>
>> >> To install LFS, I used another harddisk (hdb) than
>> >> my original one (Mandrake-hda). And by
>> >> followring the instructions from LFS I got
>> >> Mandrake's LILO to work, and can boot into
>> >> my LFS-system. 
>> >>
>> >> Now I want to unplug the mandrake harddisk
>> >> and run LFS on my computer without the help
>> >> of mandrake. 
>> >>
>> >> I made a bootdisk (from the grub-bootdisk-hint)
>> >> and it boots nicely into the system. 
>> >>
>> >> Next step was to setup lilo.conf and run lilo. 
>> >>
>> >> When I then rebooted, I am seeing a lot of 1 and 0s, and
>> >> the system stops. 
>> >>
>> >> anybody knows how to solve me out of that problem, should
>> >> I change master boot record or something? 
>> >>
>> >> sincerly
>> >>  -------------------------
>> >> Jesper Brodersen
>> >>  -------------------------
>> >> mail: broeman at k64.dk
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>> > 
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>> 
>> Hey Paul,
>> sorry if I am a bit cryptic, I didn't get much sleep
>> this week :)  
>> 
>> You a quite right,
>> the only thing is that I am keeping the harddisk on HDB
>> (slave-position) without any harddisk in the
>> master-position (no HDA).  
>> 
>> I am right now booting into the system through GRUB on
>> a disk (with my kernel on disk).  
>> 
>> ...
>> Could it be, that a system cannot boot from /dev/hdb on
>> a slave-position? 
> 
> No, I have three *old* (2-6 years) systems that have all booted
> and do boot successfully from secondary HDs. The difference is I
> do *not* remove the primary drive. 
> 
> First search the LFS archives for John McGinn's hints about setting
> disks for carrying to other machines. In there he will inform you
> of paramters that say "put the boot blocks on *this* drive, not
> your normal drive" and other things. With no other instructions,
> LILO puts the boot blocks on the drive containing the currently
> mounted root, IIRC. Looking at the LILO docs in $LFS/usr/src/lil*
> would also yield this info. 
> 
> I think the lilo.conf needs to have "boot=hdb" in the global section
> to get it to do what you want. 
> 
>> 
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> Bill Maltby
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I'll give it a try on the master ... I already have set boot to /dev/hdb
and even tried lilo -b /dev/hdb (which is the same) 

thanks for the search, I'll take a further look
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