Bug#65606: No installation of LILO to logical partition?
[Tim Hull <firstname.lastname@example.org>]
> When I installed Debian "potato" I was not allowed to install LILO to
> a logical partition.
By "logical partition", do you mean "extended partition" or "logical
drive"? There is a difference.
> It says LILO can't be installed there, but in fact it can.
Not reliably. I believe the MS-DOS MBR may have trouble booting an
extended partition, and I'd be very surprised if it could boot a
logical drive. (I can't test this since I don't have any Microsoft
code on my computer.)
I'm betting a majority of Debian users have the MS-DOS MBR installed
when they go to install Debian. So the safe answer to your request is
the answer we already have in there: "Don't do that. If you *really*
know what you're doing, you can change it later."
Anything less is just asking for bug reports.