October 24th, 2002, 04:58 AM
Dual Hdd Boot Load Problem
Ok heres the scenario. for my server ill be using rh, and for other things windows, i have windows on one hdd, and tried to install rh on the other, now i typically dont have any problems installing any nix system, and have done it dozens of times. But i never told lilo to load on the / partition, rather than the MBR because, Linux in a Nutshell told me that i need it on there in order to use nt's boot loader with the dual hdd's. i know all the commands etc to makign the bootloader thats not the problem. I have 2.
[1.] Ok, i need to make a linux boot disc in order to copy the linux boot sector file to the c drive in windows. I installed the floppy, got the ribbon cable aligned with pin 1 etc, but it tells me my floppies arent formatted. in which i go back to windows to format, and they still give me the same error. its not a jumper problem either, yet the floppy still reads in windows, and linux still reads Fd0 on boot. ??? Im totally confused there.
 After redhats installation, it always brings me to grub, which is odd, because i installed lilo, yet its not the GUI for grub, its the command based grub, where you cant load x, which i find remarkable that grub loads when i specifically told it to run lilo, and even gave it the default volume label. If you have any ideas, im clueless. ive never had problems so non-distinct like this.