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On Mon, Feb 07, 2000 at 11:24:41AM +0000, Malcolm Parsons wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 05:01:01PM -0500, Elie Rosenblum wrote:
> > * Support for accessing large disks (>8G) has been added.  This means
> >   that the active partition doesn't have to be within the first 8G for
> >   the MBR to load it's boot sector.  The new code will be used on
> >   systems which support it.
> So why does lilo still not let me make a partition outside the first 8Gb
> bootable?
> bash-2.03$ sudo lilo -v
> LILO version 21, Copyright 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
> Reading boot sector from /dev/hda2
> Merging with /boot/boot.b
> Warning: device 0x0302 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit
> geo_comp_addr: Cylinder number is too big (1943 > 1023)

Because lilo can't handle it that way, obviously.

Where did I say lilo could? I said mbr can.

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