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Bug#38403: boot-floppies: would like to have an "i _really_ mean it" option while installing lilo to logical drive

Package: boot-floppies
Version: N/A
Severity: wishlist

dbootstrap denies installing lilo into a logical drive
and insists on installing it into the extended partition instead. The
reason is that the standard MBR bootstrap code can't load lilo from a
logical drive. Some boot managers (most notably my favorite, xfdisk)
can indeed boot from a logical drive. So I have to manually edit
/target/etc/lilo.conf and re-invoke lilo to correct dbootstrap's assumption.

I strongly feel that dbootstrap has a point in reminding me that I won't
be able to boot my system using standard mechanisms, but shouldn't
deny me my wish. There should be an "I mean it, really" option with


-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.1
Kernel Version: Linux torres 2.0.36 #5 Sun Apr 4 15:47:37 CEST 1999 i586 unknown

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