Bug 12751 - lilo won't dual boot my win2k / redhat6.2 installation
Summary: lilo won't dual boot my win2k / redhat6.2 installation
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-06-20 07:04 UTC by law
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-17 09:04:14 UTC
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Description law 2000-06-20 07:04:38 UTC
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

Rgds Lars

Comment 1 r.wallace 2001-04-17 09:04:10 UTC
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)


Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 05:16:09 UTC
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.

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