Re: Can't boot RedHat 9.0 (neither with grub nor with lilo)
From: Anthony Segredo (segredo_at_att.net)
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 17:52:17 GMT
> I try to setup a linux server with RedHat 9.0, but I'm not able to
> boot the system.
> Neither with lilo nor with grub I can boot after the complete
> I have Promise SX4000 IDE Raid Level 5 controller with 4 HD and an
> adaptec aic-7890 onboard SCSI-Controller with one 9GB HD for the
> I decide on the following device settings:
> system disc connected with adaptec SCSI-Controller:
> /dev/sda1 100MB /boot ext3
> /dev/sda2 8,1GB / ext3
> /dev/sda3 512MB swap
> RAID Level 5 on Promise Controller
> /dev/sdb1 480GB LVM PV
> Unforunatelly my kernel is to big to put it on a 1.44 disc. I prepare
> a kernel only with the adaptec driver, so I can access the system
> without the promise driver.
> The first test with grub i get after switching on the system a no
> system disc failure. With lilo I tried with a ext3 and ext2 partition
> on /dev/sda1 but after I switch on my server I get nothing. No LILO no
> LI! Looks like lilo isn't installed. Is this the 1024-cylinder
> problem? With an second try with grub it's now the same with lilo. The
> system simply stops.
> Any suggestion how to boot linux is highly appreatiated (RH-Linux
> should be the only system).
This should not be a problem with /boot at the bottom of the drive.
Please post an exact copy of /etc/lilo.conf.
BTW, did you remember to run /sbin/lilo after configuring?
Also check your BIOS to be sure it's booting SCSI first.