[ILUG] Lilo Question...
Conor.Wynne at compaq.com
Fri Feb 2 07:49:51 GMT 2001
Cool, looks like that's my boy.
I had tried using boot params from a lilo boot disk (after moving the drive
from /dev/hdd physically by the jumper to /dev/hda, but I was guessing the
but alas, no joy.
From: McAuley, Tim [mailto:T.McAuley at emuse.ie]
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 4:01 PM
To: Ilug (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Lilo Question...
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 03:49:45PM -0000 or thereabouts,
> McAuley, Tim wrote:
> > > > - Used fdisk to rearrange the the drive lettering, to match
> > > the physical
> > > > partitions (an option under expert), and set ONLY hda2 active:
> > > > hda1 Windows
> > > > hda2 23MB Linux
> > > > hda3 <Extended> (was hda2, hence needed to fix
> > > drive "lettering")
> > > > hda5 swap
> > > > hda6 linux
> > > Now, how do you do that with fdisk?
> > >
> > Do what exactly? Resize the partition, or just change
> active one etc...
> > Not sure if fdisk can resize partitions, but it would be
> interesting if it
> > could, or at least there was a Linux equivalent of
> Partition Magic. PM seems
> > pretty stable, and looks after your data (I think).
> No, you said "Used fdisk to rearrange the the drive
> lettering". How'd you do
> that? I can do the rest...
> I think parted can do that but I'm not sure.
oh right.. one sec
ahh, here it is:
run fdisk, choose 'x' expert,
f fix partition order
That's for when the lettering is out of sync with the actual order of the
partitions on the disk, i.e. when you add a new one in the middle, like I
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