Dmytro Kovalev (dk nospam at
Fri, 6 Mar 1998 10:45:50 +0900

INOUE Katsumi <kinoue nospam at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I think I have seen both 04040404 and 01010101 error message when I tried
> to install LILO in my PCMCIA HDD. That was 1.5 years
> ago and I didn't investigate too much. I suggest you read LILO manual because
> these error code are documented.

Well, I did it. It says something like LILO can't find booter
where it expects it... right? And where does it expect it?

I didn't find answer to this question and finally gave up and have to
use loadlin and therefore to waste some space for DOS 8-(

> The LILO problem is gone when I installed LILO on 4MB internal RAM.

Can you describe how did you do it? Where exactly LILo installed on
your PC: /dev/hda or /dev/hda1? your lilo.conf??? (onegai shimasu)

> So my current configuration is:
> /dev/hda: LILO internal 4MB RAM
> /dev/hda1: DOS
> /dev/hdc: PCMCIA HDD
> /dev/hdc1: Linux swap
> /dev/hdc2: Linux root
> And no change in BIOS boot sequence.

... and what you mean by "no change" What's first and what's second etc.

> Anyway, I'm thinking about reinstalling. So I want to know whether it is
> possible to use internal RAM as swap partition.

I guess you really mean "flash disk" as swap partition. Yes it's
possible and I used it like that. But later I read somewhere that
flash disks have limited number of writes and it's not recommended to
use them for things which write often (i.e. swap) -- in time you can
just loose your internal disk.

So far I didn't find any better use for internal 4M flash then to have
DOS with games and loadlin on it. Is it possible to fit root partition
into 4M?

	Dmytro Kovalev
	kov nospam at