Re: RFC: Prospective Kernel-Compiling mini-HOWTO
In message <[🔎] 199706241856.NAA28839@mango.mymenus.com>, writes:
>This should read
>no? Debian's installation gets this wrong, listing the boot device as
>a partition on the disk, when you're supposed to use the whole disk.
>This has caused problems for me, until I noticed it and changed it
>back to /dev/hda.
>Perhaps I'm wrong,
I have no problems using this approach; but I just read through the user
documentation again and it does indeed say that when Linux is on a primary
partition on the first hard drive, the boot parameter should be omitted
so that lilo is put in the MBR. It does not explain why.
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight http://homepages.enterprise.net/olly
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