First you have to adjust the boot sequence in the bios setup: first
floppy, then pcmcia harddisk, then internal flash (this is in my
opinion the natural sequence).
The configuration of lilo is a bit tricky. Here is the /etc/lilo.conf
The trick lies in the section disk=/dev/hdc ....
When you boot e.g. from floppy disk, your bootdisk is something
like /dev/hdc1. But when the bios boots from the pcmcia harddisk
it (temporary) remaps this drive to /dev/hda. The default lilo
configuration assumes to find /boot/boot.b on the same harddisk as it
was during installation. But this is here not the case! Therefore
you see something like L 04 04 04 04 04 04.............
The solution is written at the end of the lilo manual. There you find
the explanation of the command disk=.... which is 0x80 for /dev/hda.
The sectors, heads and cylinders have naturally to be adapted
to your harddisk.
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