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  1. #1
    anti77 NNTP User

    Lightbulb Exotic install: Lilo on Microsoft Dynamic Discs(sata), x64

    Hi,

    I have the following config, 2 hard drives on SATA ports, software raid on dynamic discs for windows, something like:
    Code:
    /dev/sda1  32G - ntfs partition 
    /dev/sda2  ntfs raid
    
    /dev/sdb1  32G - openSuse 11.1 x64 ext3 partition for /
    /dev/sdb2  ntfs raid
    I try to install lilo on /dev/sdb and choose to boot linux from BIOS boot menu as most posts state that lilo can handle LDM partitions.

    But when executing lilo I get the "Trying to map files from unnamed device 0x000e (NFS/RAID mirror down?)" message.

    I also tried using root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-.... instead /dev/sdb1 but without any luck. I have opted for openSUSE as it's kernel is supposed to support partitions on dynamic discs right away...

    My lilo.conf looks like:
    Code:
    boot=/dev/sdb
    timeout=5
    default=linux
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    	label=linux
    	initrd=/boot/initrd
    	read-only
    	root=/dev/sdb1
    other=/dev/sda1
    	label=win
    Any ideas would be greatly apreciated.

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    Default Re: Exotic install: Lilo on Microsoft Dynamic Discs(sata), x64

    anti77 adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 15 Aug 2009 11:56 to write:

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have the following config, 2 hard drives on SATA ports, software raid
    > on dynamic discs for windows, something like:
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > /dev/sda1 32G - ntfs partition
    > /dev/sda2 ntfs raid
    >
    > /dev/sdb1 32G - openSuse 11.1 x64 ext3 partition for /
    > /dev/sdb2 ntfs raid
    > --------------------
    >
    > I try to install lilo on /dev/sdb and choose to boot linux from BIOS
    > boot menu as most posts state that lilo can handle LDM partitions.
    >
    > But when executing lilo I get the "Trying to map files from unnamed
    > device 0x000e (NFS/RAID mirror down?)" message.
    >
    > I also tried using root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-.... instead /dev/sdb1 but
    > without any luck. I have opted for openSUSE as it's kernel is supposed
    > to support partitions on dynamic discs right away...
    >
    > My lilo.conf looks like:
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > boot=/dev/sdb
    > timeout=5
    > default=linux
    > image=/boot/vmlinuz
    > label=linux
    > initrd=/boot/initrd
    > read-only
    > root=/dev/sdb1
    > other=/dev/sda1
    > label=win
    > --------------------
    > Any ideas would be greatly apreciated.
    >
    >


    Umm, is there a reason you are using lilo and not the native grub?

    Does grub not work with dynamic disks?


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  3. #3
    anti77 NNTP User

    Default Re: Exotic install: Lilo on Microsoft Dynamic Discs(sata), x

    You're right. Grub does not work with dynamic disks, but LILO does.

    Maybe are there other boot managers also supporting dynamic disks?

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