Bug#65606: No installation of LILO to logical partition?
Peter Samuelson <email@example.com> writes:
> [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.)
Hmm. I don't know about that. I think 'mbr' can. All this
boot-loader stuff kinda confuses me at times, though.
> I'm betting a majority of Debian users have the MS-DOS MBR installed
> when they go to install Debian.
Well, the majority don't, actually....
> 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.
Well, that's food for thought.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>