Re: Debian co-existence with windows 95
On Sun, 6 Jul 1997, Mark Baker wrote:
> > It's not a LILO problem, but one with BIOS. It doesn't happen to every
> > system. If you don't want it to happen to you, make sure the Linux kernel
> > is loaded from somewhere below cylinder 1024 on your "c" drive. You should
> > put your root filesystem under that limit, but it doesn't matter where you
> > put /usr.
> Do you even need to put your root filesystem under that limit? I thought
> all you needed was for /boot to be under there and it could be a directory
> on your windows partition; I don't know whether this works as I don't know
> whether the lilo installer works on FAT partitions.
Yes, it works. I have:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Jan 4 1997 boot -> /dos/linboot/
The problem is that Debian kernel packages use symlinks, and they don't
work on FAT filesystems. So I compile and install kernels by hand.. =/
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