[nSLUG] Boot problem
nslug at fop.ns.ca
Wed Jan 28 10:01:50 AST 2004
On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Mike Spencer wrote:
> So I removed the HD from the P133 and put it into a PII (replacing
> another HD as hda). Nothing I know how to do will get it to boot in
> the PII.
> # Boot off a rescue disk and do
> chroot /mnt/new-hd /sbin/lilo -l -b /dev/hda
> + lilo complains about sectors greater than 1024 and aborts if I
> run lilo when the hd is installed in the PII. Adding "linear" or
> -l causes it to warn but execute. No abort or warning when
> installed in the P133. lilo just does its thing.
> + The boot failure occurs after "LILO" and the "boot: linux"
> prompt. An error message flickers too fast too see that looks
> like "Error 0x48".
Sounds like you're running into a combination of problems. The P133 is
using a different addressing scheme from the PII, and the PII may be
hitting the 512MB limit. Can you put a /boot partition on the drive
somewhere before the 512MB limit? That may be enough to get it working
(specially since you're using -l). Regardless, you'll probably have to
boot off a rescue disk and re-lilo (I usually use lilo -r rather than
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