Re: LILO : can it be installed above 8 Gig ?
- In email@example.com, Jeff Green <jeff@t...> wrote:
> This is essentially not an issue for lilo, it will boot linux fromsupport
> anywhere its called from, your bios however may very well not
> active partitions above 8GB or the 1024th cylinder but if the bioslets you lilo should.
Well Jeff, maybe the version of Lilo bundled with SuSE 7.0 is limited
in this respect ?
When trying to boot thru it with the partition settings I described,
it prints "LI" onto the console and stops there - I think I
understand it did execute the 1st stage loader and load the second
stage one and then choke. My BIOS is completely LBA-capable, hence I
suspect it's thise LILO that doesn't issue the extended int 13 as
needed. Or I made an error in describing the configuration for LILO :(
When I get some time, I'll dig into this (I have got a life and more
urgent things to cope with) - my next attempt at fixing things would
be to put the /boot stuff in the small DOS/FAT16 partition at the
beginning of the disk, where it could not possibly have problems with
extended int 13 and see how it does...
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Doc "not into linux" wrote :
> I recall something from the required reading that indicated LILOhad to be
> above a certain version in order to boot above the 7.8GB boundary.I suspect that my LILO is not up to the task indeed - see my answer
to Jeff Green in thread. Some day just for fun I'm going to transfer
the Linux /boot a directory of my tiny FAT16 partition and it should
work, hopefully. TY again
> it prints "LI" onto the console and stops there - I think Ihi ninho,
> understand it did execute the 1st stage loader and load the second
> stage one and then choke.
if i remember corretly, my investigations showed you'd have to use
suse 7.1 or later. alternatively you could "patch" your suse
distribution with a more recent lilo: you'll need lilo version 21.4.2
there's two docs at the xosl site:
- --- In email@example.com, "Philipp G." <philipp@g...> wrote:
> if i remember corretly, my investigations showed you'd have to use21.4.2
> suse 7.1 or later. alternatively you could "patch" your suse
> distribution with a more recent lilo: you'll need lilo version
> or later!--------------------------------------------------------------
Hi Philipp ! This is to update you as well as other members who
either helped or else might find be interested :
installing the new LILO like you suggested (by just replacing the
executable file, in fact,) and adding the "LBA32" option did the
T.Y. once more.