/boot partitions

Michael Irving laric at laric.com
Fri Oct 6 03:54:13 PDT 2000


If you use the lba32 option in lilo.conf you can forget about the /boot
problem.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: lfs-discuss-owner at linuxfromscratch.org
> [mailto:lfs-discuss-owner at linuxfromscratch.org]On Behalf Of Steve Loft
> Sent: 6. oktober 2000 11:34
> To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: /boot partitions
>
>
> I've just discovered LFS and read (quickly) through the book.
>
> I've noticed that there doesn't appear to be any recommendation of
> creating a separate /boot partition near the beginning of a disk, to
> ensure it's within the first 1024 cylinders.
>
> I believe this restriction no longer applies to recent versions of lilo
> used with recent motherboards, but in general isn't it safer to do it?
> Or am I totally confused as usual?
>
> Steve Loft.
>
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