Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12751
lilo won't dual boot my win2k / redhat6.2 installation
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
I have a dell laptop with a 11-12G hardisk runnning win2k in one big
Then shrinked the ntfs partition and created a linux partition and a linux
swap partition. I rebootet and found my win2k now running nicely (as nice
as before at least) but in a 9G NTFS partition
Then I installed the redhat 6.2. Default installation choices all the way
- No problem
When I now reboot the lilo do not come up. After bios selftest i see
only the letters "LI" in upper left corner and then the machiene is dead.
What's wrong, does lilo have a problem with disks with more than 1024
cylinders ? Or ?
Any info appreciated
I too am experiencing this problem.
When I run lilo from the command line (can
successfully load with boot disk)
I get the error message
"device exceeds 1024 cyinder limit"
I thought modern versions of lilo could
cope with the /boot partition outside 1024?
The wkstn has an athlon processor and an
ATA100 HDD (i.e. have to specify ide2/3 as parameters
at boot time)
Older releases of lilo could not boot if the boot sector was above the 1024th
cylinder. Newer versions work around this limitation if your bios supports it.