Required/Recommended/Optional packages

John Arrowwood John.Arrowwood at merant.com
Thu Aug 31 09:48:22 PDT 2000


Good call.  I'll mark that as part of the bootloader...

-----Original Message-----
From: L Vogtmann [mailto:vogtmann at pioneernet.net]
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 9:05 AM
To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
Subject: Re: Required/Recommended/Optional packages


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 itreff.de]
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 1:12 AM
> To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: Re: Required/Recommended/Optional packages
> 
> 
> +-John Arrowwood-(John.Arrowwood at merant.com)-[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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