Bug 44538 - Linux 7.1 OS will not install properly
Linux 7.1 OS will not install properly
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2001-06-13 20:39 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-18 11:57:47 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-06-13 20:39:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
The follwing error window appears after I install the custom version of 
Linux 7.1 Server edition:

An error occured while installing the bootloader

We highly recommend you make a recovery boot floppy when prompted, 
otherwise you may not be able to reboot into Red Hat Linux.

The error reported was:

Warning: BIOS drive 0x82 may not be accessible
Warning: BIOS drive 0x82 may not be accessible
Warning: BIOS drive 0x82 may not be accessible
Warning: BIOS drive 0x82 may not be accessible
Warning: BIOS drive 0x82 may not be accessible
Warning: BIOS drive 0x82 may not be accessible
Warning: device 0/0802 exceeds 1024 cylinder limt
Fatal: sector 17494785 too large for linear mode (try 'lba32' instead)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Linux 7.1 from CD, using custom install
2.Install LILO on first sector of the boot partition

Actual Results:  The error description appeared during post-config after 
install was complete.  Inserted floppy when prompted; boot, initrd.img, 
LSLINUX.SYS, syslinux.cfg, vmlinuz created on floppy.

Using System Commander Deluxe 5.05 (current edition), I select "boot from 
Floppy" option.  Linux attempts to load from floppy but fails.

Expected Results:  Ability to boot from LILO.  From system Commander 
Deluxe 5.05, choose Linux instead of boot from floppy.

Additional info:

Hardware includes 3 SCSI hards drives on two Adaptec Controller cards.
Controller 1 is the AHA-2940 and has two SCSI drives
The first drive is a Seagate 9 GB drive which has two partitions.  

The first is a 133 MB FAT 32 where System Commander/MBR is installed.
The rest of the drive is formatted NTFS and Has Windows 2000 Professional 

The second SCSI drive is also 9 GB and is reserved for Linux.

Controller 2 is an Adaptec 29140 Ultra160 

The third SCSI hard drive is a seagate 36 GB and has two partitions.  The 
26 GB partition is fromatted FAT 32 and is for data and programs, the 
other 9 GB is formatted NTFS and has Windows XP Beta 2 installed.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-07-18 11:57:43 EDT
Did you try lba32?
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-07-28 11:47:46 EDT
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.

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