[ILUG] boot problems - ide cd-rom
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Wed Jan 30 13:08:18 GMT 2002
On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 09:06:40PM +0000, Ronny B mentioned:
> On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 07:55:26PM +0000, Ivan Kelly wrote:
> > > I was getting an error number, and just tried it again to see what it was,
> > > but now its simply stopping at a LILO prompt
> > maybe you should try grub. configuration is a lot easier i think and
> > it's less fussy than lilo.
> And don't forget the other two major features:
> -You only install it once, and can edit the bootmenu freely when you add
> more operating systems (gotta collect 'em all)
> -Got a new OS you want to see if boots? Use the GRUB command line
> LILO didn't want to boot my ZIP disks, either, but GRUB did.
> Completely without fuss.
On the minus side, when I was trying to get grub to boot from a 64MB flash
card I had, all I got was "Hard disk error". Impressively terse,
inaccurate, and useless.
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