I can't copy and paste because a) I can't find out how to do it and b) the computer in question is currently refusing to connect to the internet (yet another re-installation coming up) so I am typing this out on my Windows computer (which I am becoming fonder of by the day!) There may be errors in the small print and punctuation.
>Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
device-mapper major = 253
raid_setup returns offset = 00000000 ndisk = 0
BIOS VolumeID Device
Reading bootsector from /dev/sda
0300 0001247D /dev/hda
0800 00000000 /dev/sda
Resolve invalid VolumeIDs
reference: disk "/dev/sda" (8,0) 0000
LILO want to assign a new Volume ID to this disk drive. However, changing the Volume ID of a Windows NT, 2000, or XP boot disk is a fatal Windows error. This caution does not apply to Windows 95 or 98, or to NT data disks.
Is the above disk an NT boot disk? [Y/n]^C <
The HDD I have in was bought 2nd hand, formatted for Windows at that time but has been wiped and reformatted several times now. My VL installation is on hda2.
Just one thing has occurred to me,I looked in my BIOS set up to make sure I had HDD as a boot option, which I have, but there are IDE options - I was sure I had reset it to what it was originally when I first played around with this, but could I be on the wrong option? I have IDE-0 selected.
Thanks for the help,