[ILUG] boot problems - ide cd-rom
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Tue Jan 29 17:34:34 GMT 2002
On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 05:15:46PM -0000, Declan Grady wrote:
> Finally got my old 486/66 working with 16MB and 2 ide disks (master & slave
> on ide channel 0), and an ide cd-rom drive on channel 1.
> fine, no probs.. apart form being very slow booting.
> Now, time to put the cd back in it's original location, but, if i disconnect
> the drive, linux wont boot. if i connect it again, it boots fine. disconnect
> it... wont boot !
LILO can be odd about there being fewer or more IDE drives than there were
when it was installed. If it's your intention to run this box with no CD
then make a boot floppy (dd if=whereever_kernel_is of=/dev/fd0 bs=100k;rdev
/dev/fd0 /dev/root_device), boot from the floppy and rerun LILO and you
should be sorted until you put the CD back in :-)
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