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    Hi

    I hardcoded the actual disk geometry along with disk=0x80 in lilo.conf, and
    now it works ;-)

    roy

    On Monday 07 October 2002 12:44, jbradford@dial.pipex.com wrote:
    > > > > > Disk /dev/hda: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 38792 cylinders
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Nr AF Hd Sec Cyl Hd Sec Cyl Start Size ID
    > > > > > 1 80 1 1 0 15 63 609 63 614817 83
    > > > > > 2 00 0 1 610 15 63 1023 614880 10486224 83
    > > > > > 3 00 15 63 1023 15 63 1023 11101104 4194288 83
    > > > > > 4 00 15 63 1023 15 63 1023 15295392 23806944 0f
    > > > > > 5 00 15 63 1023 15 63 1023 63 2097585 83
    > > > > > 6 00 15 63 1023 15 63 1023 63 1048257 83
    > > > > > 7 00 15 63 1023 15 63 1023 63 1048257 82
    > > > > > 8 00 15 63 1023 15 63 1023 63 19612593 83
    > > >
    > > > It's a very confusing table, but more importantly it seems to imply
    > > > that /dev/hda{5,6,7,8} all start at cylinder 63, and end in a variety
    > > > of places.
    > > >
    > > > If this is an accurate representation of the partition table on this
    > > > disk, I would suggest you recover what you can from it, and start over.
    > > >
    > > > Better would be to have a look at the partition table with something
    > > > that can fix it, like fdisk, sfdisk or parted. Example:
    > > >
    > > > sfdisk -l /dev/hda
    > >
    > > hm
    > >
    > > root@pbx /usr/src/asterisk># sfdisk -l /dev/hda
    > >
    > > Disk /dev/hda: 38792 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
    > > Units = cylinders of 516096 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0
    > >
    > > Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
    > > /dev/hda1 * 0+ 609 610- 307408+ 83 Linux
    > > /dev/hda2 610 11012 10403 5243112 83 Linux
    > > /dev/hda3 11013 15173 4161 2097144 83 Linux
    > > /dev/hda4 15174 38791 23618 11903472 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
    > > /dev/hda5 15174+ 17254 2081- 1048792+ 83 Linux
    > > /dev/hda6 17255+ 18294 1040- 524128+ 83 Linux
    > > /dev/hda7 18295+ 19334 1040- 524128+ 82 Linux swap
    > > /dev/hda8 19335+ 38791 19457- 9806296+ 83 Linux
    > >
    > > just lists the table
    > >
    > > but - it works, but I need to boot off a floppy, and I really don't want
    > > to start over reinstalling this.
    > >
    > > any ideas how I can make LILO/GRUB work with this?
    >
    > When you say, 'boot off a floppy', what do you mean:
    >
    > 1. Boot a raw kernel image from a floppy
    >
    > or
    >
    > 2. Boot a floppy containing LILO/GRUB?
    >
    > If you mean 1, you are accessing the hard disk with the BIOS.
    >
    > If you mean 2, you are never accessing the hard disk with the BIOS.
    >
    > John.

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