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LILO BOOT- SOUND ON LINUX

By mrkrach ·
I have recently installed RedHat Linux V 7.0.I have a 20 GB single HDD which is partioned to make it 5 GB each. Windows-98 takes the first 15 GB rest by Linux.
I checked on the option of installing the LILO boot to MBR. I have made Windows 98 as the default operating system to load at the time of boot. I was expecting the LILO prompt at boot time to ask me the choice of booting to one of the OS. But LILO prompt would not appear at all. It simply goes on to boot Win-98. If I have to boot to
Linux, I must use Linux boot floppy every time. This I find very inconvenient.
I sought help on one of the help file about LILO. Later came to know that the cylinder size was very big. (It was giving the error message that the cylinder size exceeds the limit. 2039>1023).
I am having difficulty in understating the whole concept. I would like to be able to
boot to either OS without using the floppy using LILO.
My second problem is Linux is not recognizing the sound card.
(Chipset - ALS-4000
Make - Yamaha - 32 bit)
even though it is perfectly okay with win-98. Is there any way to get around the problem ?

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by marshallkeithusa In reply to LILO BOOT- SOUND ON LINUX

Sound is very easy to configure in redhat.

Type setup from the command line or terminal
window.

Your Lilo problem is a little harder to work
on. Up until recently the boot dir and lilo
had to be put below 1024 cyl.The new lilo is
suppose to handle LBA but you have to create
the partitions with fdisk. Redhat has LBA
turned off by default. I have not had a
chance to test it out. Check out the Man page
for LILO and check out
http://freshmeat.net/projects/lilo/

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by marshallkeithusa In reply to LILO BOOT- SOUND ON LINUX

Sound is very easy to configure in redhat.

Type setup from the command line or terminal
window.

Your Lilo problem is a little harder to work
on. Up until recently the boot dir and lilo
had to be put below 1024 cyl.The new lilo is
suppose to handle LBA but you have to create
the partitions with fdisk. Redhat has LBA
turned off by default. I have not had a
chance to test it out. Check out the Man page
for LILO and check out
http://freshmeat.net/projects/lilo/

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by marshallkeithusa In reply to LILO BOOT- SOUND ON LINUX

Sound is very easy to configure in redhat.

Type setup from the command line or terminal
window.

Your Lilo problem is a little harder to work
on. Up until recently the boot dir and lilo
had to be put below 1024 cyl.The new lilo is
suppose to handle LBA but you have to create
the partitions with fdisk. Redhat has LBA
turned off by default. I have not had a
chance to test it out. Check out the Man page
for LILO and check out
http://freshmeat.net/projects/lilo/

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by brianbarber In reply to LILO BOOT- SOUND ON LINUX

To configure sound, at the console prompt type sndconfig. From the screen that appears you will be able to pick your sound card. If it's PCI, sndconfig should pick up the card; if not, you'll need the io, interrupt, dma information. It took a little bit of fiddling on my machine, but I got it working. Normally a sound blaster driver will work with most compatibles.

As for the lilo issue, I would re-size your FAT32 partion to accommodate moving your EXT2 partition so that the EXT2 partition starts below cylinder 1023. I had to do this on my Win98/Corel Linux dual-boot machine. I used a freeware tool called Partition Resizer (http://members.nbci.com/Zeleps/), and it worked flawlessly. Depending on your partition layout, you might need to delete some other partitions. At least you won't have to re-install. (I didn't.)

Cheers,
BB

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by HTMLSpinnr In reply to LILO BOOT- SOUND ON LINUX

Addressing the LILO issue - did you install Lilo on the MBR or on the partition itself? The latter won't work at all in your case due to the location of the partition on the drive.

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