Re: [OT] Re: LILO calling modprobe?

From: Guest section DW (
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 18:01:07 EST

On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 06:03:31PM -0400, Wakko Warner wrote:

> > > Before doing anything LILO v21 collects the hda, hdb, sda, sdb info.
> > > There is no problem, certainly no kernel problem.
> >
> > Sure it isn't a problem, but it's really annoying if it won't need to
> > touch hda anyway.
> >
> > Is there a reason that it does this?
> I believe there is. It wants to find what drive is bios drive 80h.


> I had a machine at work with both ide and scsi. ide hdd was hdc and ide
> cdrom was hda just to keep lilo from thinking hdc is the first bios drive
> which infact sda was

But why don't you use the bios keyword? From lilo.conf(5):

              For example,


              would say that your SCSI disk is the first BIOS
              disk, and your (primary master) IDE disk is the
              second BIOS disk.
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