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quick question....my hard drive is hdc with slack installed. I'm currently booting from floppy and root partition in hdc1. I tried this setup (lilo.conf) I read somewhere but still seem ...
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    lilo on hdc?


    quick question....my hard drive is hdc with slack installed. I'm currently booting from floppy and root partition in hdc1. I tried this setup (lilo.conf) I read somewhere but still seem to be missing something::

    Code:
    # This file must be used from a system running off /dev/hdc
      boot = /dev/hdc   # overwrite MBR of hdc
      disk = /dev/hdc   # tell how hdc will look like:
         bios = 0x80    #  the bios will see it as first drive
      delay = 0
      vga = 0
    
      image = /boot/vmlinuz  # this is on /dev/hdc1
        root = /dev/hda1     # but at boot it will be hda1
        label = Linux
        read-only


    Can anybody point me in the right direction......Thanks!

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    RE: lilo on hdc?

    I may be way off here, but its worth a shot.
    Personally I use grub.

    Have you tried to change this:
    Code:
    image = /boot/vmlinuz  # this is on /dev/hdc1 
        root = /dev/hda1     # but at boot it will be hda1 
        label = Linux 
        read-only
    to this:
    Code:
    image = /boot/vmlinuz  # this is on /dev/hdc1 
        root = /dev/hdc1     # but at boot it will be hda1 
        label = Linux 
        read-only
    If your root part. is not at hda1, then you need to point it to the right place (hdc1 as your message states)

    Dont forget to run lilo after your done so your changes take effect.

    Let me know what happens!

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    Thanks for the reply, but I think that the "bios" line in lilo.conf file is suppose to trick lilo in thinking that hdc is actually the first drive....(hda) either way stil no go.....

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