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I’ve really struggled trying to replace GRUB with LILO and I’ve noticed that a couple of posts claim to have been successful in doing so.
I would be grateful if someone would post step by step instructions on how to do this. Basically I’ve gotten as far as using wget to download lilo-22.8 and extracting it.
Any help in this direction would be greatly appreciated!
I couldn’t get the SATA drive to finish booting on my machine. I fixed it by attaching it to the second SATA connection, which allowed it to boot as if it was IDE. That works great.
Thanks for the tip, jt! Unfortunately, I tried all four SATA ports and get the same result. In fact I get the same result booting from an IDE drive and from a flash drive, which all three work on another computer. From what I understand reading several Linux forums, the conflict in this case is with the Optiplex 320 controller and the GRUB bootloader. My next step is to install LILO and see if that works. I just haven’t had a chance to work on it yet.
By the way, for the benefit of anyone searching through these posts… Zeroshell works great when installed on an old Toshiba Magnia SG20. I installed it on the existing 2.5″ hard drive and the appliance has a built in 8 port switch and a PCMCIA slot. I’m able to put an IP on both the onboard NIC and the 8 port switch. You can probably find these on eBay for $50 or less.
Can you change BIOS setting ATA mode from “AHCI” to “IDE” (or similar option)?
Thanks for responding, Yum. Unfortunately the Dell BIOS is very Spartan and doesn’t have options for configuring ATA settings.
Some research shows that a lot of people have problems installing Linux on the Optiplex 320, the problem being the GRUB bootloader.
My HD installs on an IDE HD and a SATA HD work great on another computer.
Is there a way to replace GRUB with LILO? If someone can supply step by steps similar to the steps for installing to the hard drive written up by Cristian Colombini, that would be great!
Thanks in advance! With my limited Linux knowledge, I wouldn’t have gotten this far without all of the great posts in this forum.
I put the IDE drive in a different computer and Zeroshell booted up beautifully!
So, this tells me that perhaps I am having SATA/IDE driver issues with the original test machine?
I remember seeing a post about this, so I will try working in that direction, however, if anyone would like to post tips on how to proceed with determining and installing the correct drivers, please feel free to do so.
If I get it working, I will post the results.