Got LILO fixed, just one minor question
From: Paul Fedorenko (pfedorenko_at_look.ca)
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 23:43:06 -0500
Well, thanks to a bunch of suggestions from people on this group, I've fixed
my boot manager problem, and LILO seems to be working properly for now. I
just have one quick question, which I hope doesn't come out sounding too
dumb. I'm relatively new to this OS, but I think I'm figuring things out.
After looking at my lilo.conf file and making some changes, I ran "lilo -t"
to test the set up and I guess initialize it. The program spat back the
Warning: /dev/hdc1 is not on the first disk
Warning: Kernel & BIOS return differing head/sector geometries for device
Kernel: 59582 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors
BIOS: 1023 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors
Added linux *
The first line isn't a problem, since the reason's fairly self-evident.
What I want to know is whether or not the second line of the output is going
to cause me any long-term problems, and how I might be able to get around
it... And more to the point, where the heck did the discrepancy come from?
Just so you know, /dev/hdc1 is a 30 MB /boot partition
The OS and all associated programs are installed on /dev/hdc2, which is
about 20 GB...
I noticed that Linux keeps kernel information and other things in a file
called magic which lives in /user/share/misc
I can't really make much sense of it at this point, but would something in
there be of use?
Or am I just being paranoid?
So again, thanks to everyone for the suggestions so far. Sorry about the
rant the other day, and the complete lack of any useful information that I
posted in it.