/boot partitions

Mats Blomstrand mats.blomstrand at thn.htu.se
Fri Oct 6 04:13:58 PDT 2000

I once tried to install a 4GB disk into my old 486dx (a Compaq
something) and failed. Do you think that this lba32 option would cure
this? Or is this machine simply to old?
> If you use the lba32 option in lilo.conf you can forget about the /boot
> problem.

> > 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?

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