[ILUG] Newbie Question
lbedford at wbtsystems.com
Tue Jan 4 16:52:11 GMT 2000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vincent Cunniffe [mailto:vcunniff at arbgroup.com]
> "Jakma, Paul" wrote:
> > > You need a primary for booting from, by the way.
> > actually... no.. :)
> > LILO doesn't care much about partitions, and the kernel
> doesn't care whether
> > / is on a primary partition or an extended..
> Sorry, I should have said that if you're planning on
> dual-booting safely
> with a Windows 98 system, then you should put the Linux root partition
> a primary partition and install LILO there rather than in the
> MBR, which
> is subject to being messed with.
> As far as I know you cannot do this is your primary is in an extended
> partition, because there's no block for LILO to fit in... correct?
Ahah, but you can put it in the BR of the extended partition. If you do
you will only be able to make it bootable with linux fdisk, as DOS fdisk is
of believeing an extended partition is bootable :(
I generally find the easiest layout is to make a small (50 Mb or less) root
give the Win98 partition the rest (up to 8.4 to be sure about it), and start
logical partitions at > 8.4GB.
Liam Bedford System Admin 01-4170153
WBT Systems, Block 2, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt St., Dublin 2>
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