Required/Recommended/Optional packages

L Vogtmann vogtmann at
Thu Aug 31 09:05:00 PDT 2000

No, AFAIK lilo uses bin86 to create the actual boot sector that it installs into the MBR.

Of course, once the boot sector has been installed, the entire lilo package is no longer needed.  (I'd feel better having it around in case something broke though.)

On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 08:44:22AM -0700, John Arrowwood wrote:
> If I'm not mistaken, it's only needed to compile lilo, and isn't needed
> beyond that, right?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas 'Balu' Walter [mailto:tw at]
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 1:12 AM
> To: lfs-discuss at
> Subject: Re: Required/Recommended/Optional packages
> +-John Arrowwood-(John.Arrowwood at[31.08.00 04:06]:
> As far as I know bin86 is needed while using lilo to create some kind of
> machine-code...
>     Balu

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