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Re: Boot Floppie problems.

On Sun, Dec 27, 1998 at 11:24:35PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> I just tested a slink base install using the boot floppies from incoming
> (it is the 27th), their internal date was the 17th of December, their file
> dates are the 19th. 
> I had several major problems.
>   1) FAT32 partitions STILL don't work! This has been a problem ever 
>      since beta-hamm!
>   2) modconf doesn't work
>   3) Weird warnings/errors
>   4) No automatic lilo
><Big snip>
> The LILO step also did not work as I have installed linux on a second
> drive, I see no reason it should do that, it can put lilo in the MBR of
> the primary disk or in an extended partition on the primary. I know of
> very few systems that cannot lilo boot from the secondary IDE drive.
I thought this was an artefact of the mbr package, myself - but I'm not
sure whether the base floppies include this.  This is something we
need to fix - RedHat sorts this one out more or less automatically
and also allows you to specify mountpoints for pre-existing file
systems on your machine. Very important indeed if we want to make
Debian user-friendly.


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