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Hey guys! I just installed redhat 9 but i need to boot up from floppy cause it cant install lilo at boot sector. Code: lilo Warning: device 0x0309 exceeds 1024 ...
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    cant install lilo


    Hey guys! I just installed redhat 9 but i need to boot up from floppy cause it cant install lilo at boot sector.

    Code:
    lilo
    Warning: device 0x0309 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit
    Fatal: sector 128640952 too large for linear mode (try 'lba32' instead)
    I also tried

    Code:
    lilo -L
    Fatal: 'linear' and 'lba32' (-l and -L) are mutually exclusive.
    please, help me!

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    The problem is in the /etc/lilo.conf file. Somewhere inside there's an line with 'linear'. Change it to 'LBA32'. If there's no 'linear' line, make sure the disk mode in the BIOS is set to LBA.

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    Actually I don't have /etc/lilo.conf file. I'm looking for some assistant to configure it.

    thanks for helping!

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