lilo error

ej ejaustin at austin.rr.com
Sat Nov 11 09:21:16 PST 2000


When I run lilo, I get the following:

bash-2.04# /sbin/lilo
Warning: device 0x0345 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit.
   Use of the 'lba32' option may help on newer (EDD BIOS)
systems.
Fatal: geo_comp_addr: Cylinder number is too big (1262 >
1023)

I'm not sure, but I'm afraid that this means that I won't be
able to boot into LFS because the partition to too high on
the drive. My partition table looks like this:

Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1868 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1             1        13    104391   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2            14        30    136552+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hdb3            31      1178   9221310   83  Linux
/dev/hdb4          1179      1433   2048287+   5  Extended
/dev/hdb5          1179      1433   2048256   83  Linux


/dev/hdb1 is where the /boot directory for my Suse install
lives. /dev/hdb5 is where my LFS install is. I'm thinking
that I might be able to use /dev/hdb1 for the /boot
partition for the LFS system, too, but there are some
duplicate file names.

bartleby:~ # ls /boot
..                  bg          chos.loader        lost+found
...                 boot.b      chos.loader-bsect  os2_d.b
System.map-2.2.14  chain.b     chos.loader-linux  vmlinuz
XF86Config         chos.bsect  commands.conf     
vmlinuz-2.0.34

bartleby:~ # ls /mnt/lfs/boot
..   System.map   boot-text.b  chain.b    os2_d.b 
vmlinuz-2.0.34
...  boot-menu.b  boot.b       lfskernel  vmlinuz


What's the best way to get out of this mess?

ej

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