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Figure out this error that google cannot find a solution for.

linux lilo Warning: BIOS drive 0x82 may not be accessible

Not sure it matters, but this happened when I re-install on a flash drive for a 32-bit machine.

@h4ck3r9

No, but I've seen other similar post there. The odd thing is that I had it working before. At boot it just goes to a flashing cursor, not even getting to Lilo.

@archer72
Oh that's weird. I've had that happen when I misconfigured LiLo, but if you're getting a BIOS warning, I am not sure that it's a LiLo problem. What computer is it?

@archer72
Oh that's a pentium machine! You shouldn't have any problems with it... so did you say this happened on a fresh install? Because that is extra weird if so... that might require help from AlienBob or the Benevolent Dictator himself!

@archer72
Did you recently install a new harddrive? I was just reading an Intel log about exceeding the maximum HDD capacity for the old BIOSes.

@h4ck3r9

I have not. It has just one hard drive. I do the install to a USB thumb drive and boot from there. This makes it easier to try another distro on it.

@archer72
Well... that's just weird. I'm sorry. I wish I could help more.

@h4ck3r9

Not to worry. It gives me an excuse to put 32 bit Porteus on another flash drive. I already have the 64 bit version to rescue my laptop if needed.

@h4ck3r9 @archer72 i feel like i've seen this warning before, but i am blanking right now

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