partition question this time :)

ivan ivan at
Tue Oct 24 04:11:18 PDT 2000

as before, please cc: me directly as i am still not able to subscribe
properly - sorry again but at the moment there is nothing i can do :)

it occurred to me that before i put in days and days of compilation time as
i did previously, i should get some opinions regarding the partition setup
that i am using and hopefully avoid the problem that i suffered last time -
that of not being able to boot at all !!!

currently the setup is :

i486:/home/ivan# fdisk
Using /dev/hda as default device!
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 4092.
This is larger than 1024, and may cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software form other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hda: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 4092 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot   Begin    Start      End   Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1            1        1       41    20632+  83  Linux native
/dev/hda2   *       42       42     2378  1177848   83  Linux native
/dev/hda3         2048     2379     3902   768096   83  Linux native
/dev/hda4         3072     3903     4092    95760   82  Linux swap

Command (m for help):

/dev/hda1 is mounted on /mnt/lfs/boot
/dev/hda2 is mounted on /
/dev/hda3 is mounted on /mnt/lfs

/dev/hda2 is the current debian partition that will be sacrificed once lfs
is running and will be mounted as /home at that stage

does /dev/hda1 have to be marked as a bootable partition and if so, will
this cause any problems with debian ?  i.e. at the time i am ready to
reboot into lfs, do i have to remove the bootable flag from /dev/hda2 ?

thanks again in advance for any help/suggestions/comments


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