On a system with SCSI disks and the primary ide controller disabled in the BIOS,
the ide driver takes far too long to time out an open operation on /dev/hda.
This results in lilo taking forever to run.
[root@localhost etc]# time dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/null bs=1k
dd: opening `/dev/hda': No such device or address
dmesg of boot to follow.
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dmesg output from booting 2.4.20-2.2smp
During this operation is modprobe/insmod running somewhere ?