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Bug#75106: dbootstrap: wrong choice for partition for LILO bootsector

On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 11:12:18AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Ouch.

Yes.  That's not unlike what I said when I realized what I was going to ask
the installer to do :)

> I have no clue why this was happening.  For some reason it's
> thinking that /dev/hdc1 is your root partition.
> Is it really feasible to have /boot and / be different partitions?
> Doesn't /boot contain the kernels?

That's it.  It's even in the suggested mountpoints in the potato install.
The reason most probably is to make sure the installed kernels are accessible
from the bios at boot-time - that's why I put /boot at the beginning of the
drive, anyway.

And yes, it's really feasible.  I installed at least 3 potato boxes with
this setup, with each time this quite annoying choice: install lilo either
in the mbr, or in a place where it won't be able to boot :)

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