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Bug#65606: No installation of LILO to logical partition?

Peter Samuelson <peter@cadcamlab.org> writes:

> [Tim Hull <thully@worldnet.att.net>]
> > 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/>

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