I have an old Pentium II with 300 Mhz computer just to run/test old DOS applications. It have two hard drives, a 2 GB for DOS and a 40 GB for Linux. First I installed Debian 6 with GRUB, but it failed to boot due to the old BIOS can't see hard drives that are greater then 8 GB. Then I remembered that good old LILO boot manager had a solution for this problem. So I reinstalled Debian 6 with LILO. I changed LILO's settings to see the DOS's partition/harddrive.
DOS always boots...but Linux just sometimes(1/5) why is that? Error messages are:
Can't mount /dev Can't mount /tmp Can't mount ....
Looks like it cannot find the root partition, however I added line to the Linux section
Maybe it's a LILO configuration problem or a bug or the BIOS
Did anyone else have this problem?