No lilo is installed on the system, for what ever reason. Right now the
guy's trying to boot from a floppy, but has never been able to boot the
system at all from the second disk.
Systems Architect, CCNA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Sandeen [mailto:sandeen@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 10:27 AM
> To: Gonyou, Austin
> Cc: linux-xfs
> Subject: Re: Boot Failure after installing 1.0.1
> "Gonyou, Austin" wrote:
> > A tech here has 2 hdd's on his system, hda and hdb. hda is
> full with windows
> > 2k, hdb is RH 7.1. All boot partitions are on hdb for linux. No LILO
> > installed on hda. When installed with RH 7.1 SGI XFS
> installer 1.0.1, the
> > system will not boot at all from hdb, not even with a
> floppy. If using no
> > XFS, it will boot no problem. What is causing this behaviour? Is it
> > something to do with the way XFS needs to find it's boot
> device? Thanks for
> > the help.
> The only unique thing about XFS is that you cannot put lilo
> in the first
> sector of an XFS partition - it has to be in the MBR,* and the 1.0.1
> installer won't let you do it any other way. You say "no LILO is
> installed on hda" - so how is booting set up? What error do you get
> when it fails?
> Also, not surprising that you can't boot from a floppy, since an
> XFS-capable kernel is tough to fit on a floppy. Should have put that
> info in the installer, I suppose.
> You can boot the CD and type "linux rescue" to poke around and
> re-configure the system if you need to...
> *This is because XFS puts data where LILO would otherwise go. I think
> this is in the FAQ.
> Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
> sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.