Re: initial boot setup (LILO/MBR)
On Thu, 10 Apr 1997, Sven Rudolph wrote:
> I didn't find a design for making the system bootable that matches all
> Currently LILO is installed into the root partition and MBR is
> installed in the MBR. But MBR can only boot from the primary
> partitions of the first disk.
You can fix this by installing lilo into the MBR of the extended partition
that Linux resides in and making the extend partition bootable, I do that
on one of my machines, the partition table looks like:
hda1 - Primary Win95
hda2 - Extended partition with
hda5 - Extended Win95
hda6 - Linux boot
hda7 - Linux swap
hda8 - Linux extended
Lilo is installed in hda2 and is configured to choose Win95 or Linux, the
primary MBR is left unchanged. I used activate to select 2 as the boot
This would help with the undeseriablity of changing the MBR, and still
allow extended partitions to boot.
If someone has installed linux on a 2nd hd then you might still be able to
hijack the MBR of any extended partitions on the main disk for lilo's use.