/boot partitions

Michael Irving laric at laric.com
Fri Oct 6 04:40:46 PDT 2000


if your machine could adress the disk ( that it could see the whole disk)
then i guess it would solve that problem.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: blom at shadowfax.linuxfromscratch.org
> [mailto:blom at shadowfax.linuxfromscratch.org]On Behalf Of Mats Blomstrand
> Sent: 6. oktober 2000 13:14
> To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: Re: /boot partitions
>
>
> 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?
> //Mats
>
> > 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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