Floppy Boot ooopps!!

At install time choose make startup floppy, now I want to boot from the Hard Drive. Here is the setup . RH7.2, Promise Fastrack TX2 w/HardWare RAID 1. The raid card is /dev/sda. What do I have to do to LILO or can any thing be done to fix this?

Comments

Re:Floppy Boot ooopps!!

in /etc/lilo.conf there is a boot device option. simply change /dev/hda or whatever to /dev/sda.

Re:Floppy Boot ooopps!!

I use a promise card. Make sure your kernel supports it (I would probably build a new one myself). Below is my Lilo config. Put something like that into /etc/lilo.conf then run /sbin/lilo as root. If you want to dual boot you'll have to put multiple image= sections in your config.

prompt
timeout=50
default=Linux
boot=/dev/sda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
message=/boot/message
linear

image=/boot/A-Kernel-Image
label=Linux
read-only
root=/dev/sda1
append="hdc=ide-scsi"

Re:Floppy Boot ooopps!!

Linux cannot boot from software raid, and promise and linux tend to fight each other so I am suspicious that you might be in software raid, if so adding a small harddrive will fix it (enough to make a /boot partition). Booting off a floppy takes a few seconds but is a fairly good solution when using a raid array, unless you have a nonraided harddrive in the system (generally a waste, except in the rather wierd config I run)
Let me know if this helps, and I'll try to spend a few minutes with it on the 5th if I come up with anything.