BIOS error code = 0x99
Forum: HD Install
Topic: BIOS error code = 0x99
started by: coco
Posted by coco on Feb. 01 2009,02:29Hi,
When LILO boot ends, i get this message:
"Map file write: BIOS error code = 0x99
Map file write: BIOS error code = 0x99"
and after this message DSL boot continues without any problem. My lilo.conf is:
append="dma apm=power-on quiet lang=es"
hda is 2114MB (4128768 sectors) CHS =1024/64/63
/DEV/HDA1 1877MB (1.8G) (output from command "df -h")
output from command "lilo -T bios" is:
BIOS provided boot device is 0x66 (DX=0xAD66)
Unless overridden, 'bios-passess-dl =no' will be assumed
output from command "lilo - T geom" is:
BIOS reports 1 hard drive
bios=0x80, cylinders=1023, heads=64, sector=63 vol-ID:3DB012B3
(2.11 gB 4,124,736 SECTORS) C:H:S supported (IBM PC bios)
it seems that hda size reported from DSL is different from BIOS.
I would appreciae any guidance and advise to get this message out.
note: cfdisk out is:
hda1 boot primary linux ext2 1952.91MB
hda2 primary linux swap 161.03
THANKS IN ADVANCE!
note2: my laptop is ibm560e
Posted by WDef on Feb. 01 2009,10:58
I think that is also what the lilo error message is telling you:
< http://www.wlug.org.nz/LiloErrorCodes >
1. Maybe try specifying the option:
2. Maybe try uninstalling lilo and reinstalling.
3. Maybe try flashing your BIOS.
4. Try enabling LBA in the BIOS.
If you can do 4 try that first. Don't know much at all about this though.