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I'm tryng to install Redhat 9 onto an old system I've lying around. It's got a scsi hd (not sure what size) and also a 20gb ide hd (on primary) ...
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    error loading OS at boot


    I'm tryng to install Redhat 9 onto an old system I've lying around.
    It's got a scsi hd (not sure what size) and also a 20gb ide hd (on primary) inside.
    I thought I had succesfully installed boot on reboot, I get a message saying "error loading OS".
    I've booted from the cd agan and gone to linux rescue.
    I did a chroot /mnt/sysimage (also did an /sbin/lilo initially but that didn't work) and my lilo.conf looks like this:
    prompt
    timeout=50
    default=linux
    boot=/dev/hdc
    map=/boot/map
    install=/boot/boot.b
    message=/boot/message
    linear
    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8
    label=linux
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
    read-only
    append="root=label=/"

    I can't remember how i set the partitions out as the install was sometime ago and I've only just gone back to it.
    I've tried a stat command but no output so I've tried:
    fdisk -l /dev/hdc
    which gave this:
    disk dev/hdc:20gb
    255 heads 63 sectors/ tracks 2432 cylinders
    dev boot start end blocks id system
    hdc1 * 1 393 356741 83 linux
    hdc2 394 1412 81851171 83 linux
    hdc3 1413 2413 81851171 83 linux

    I also tried the fdisk command with hda/ hdb but there was no output.
    Any ideas as to the problem/ how to resolve or should I just start again?
    thanks

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    It seems someone has put the IDE drive on the secondary bus. That might be the problem since most BIOSes only boot from the primary bus. Try moving the hard drive to the primary bus and see if that helps.

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