I've installed Archlinux probably close to fifty times and never had a problem, now suddenly the default settings don't work.
The install goes fine then when I reboot I get L404040404040..... (According to my linux book this is a SEEK ERROR)
This is what it gives now under the default (boot=/dev/discs/disc0/disc):
Warning: Unable to determine video adapter
Warning: The boot sector and map file are on different disks (Don't see how this could be since I only have 1 linux partition)
Anyways, I compared this to a copy of lilo.conf that I saved just before installing and they are exactly the same. After trying 6 or 7 different times I finially had to find an old Mandrake cd and install that just so I could get the boot options to load Windows.
(I'm going to try installing again and try the bios= line that fixed the L10101010 error but wanted to get this on here in case that doesn't work.)
Thanks for any help!
I think the boot sector and map file are on different disks means that the drive you boot from does not have linux as it's 1st partition.. (my guess is it's your windows partition)
so you overwrite the MasterBootRecord on the booting disk, say hda, but your linux partition is like hdb1 or something like that. I think this is only a problem if you ever seperate your HDs, because then lilo will be trying to access the /boot off of a non-existant drive.
When you are installing, you are making you select the "install bootloader" before you reboot, right? (I know obvious) and are there any errors? is there any way your linux drive isn't available to your system at boot time?
that's the only things I know to check, I often seem to have problems with lilo. hehe..
Thanks for the reply. Just seemed weird, probably said that all along I just never had need to look. Anyways.. I added the bios=0x80 and it fixed the problem.