Re: lilo and dosemu
tmalloy <email@example.com> writes:
t> It is my understanding that you cannot use dosemu to access
t> partitions which use the lilo boot system.
Why not? The only rule I'm aware of is that you can't use DOSEMU
directly on a mounted filesystem -- though IIRC you can use lredir to
gain access to that, too.
t> This seems to indicate that the boot partition, normally dev/hda1,
There's no "normal" boot partition; it's whatever partition has its
active flag set. On my system, this is /dev/hda2.
t> cannot be DOS on a dual boot system if you intend to use dosemu
t> from linux. Two solutions are suggested by this. One repartion the
t> harddrive so that /dev/hda1 is Linux and not DOS. Two change the
t> booting processs, perhaps by some adjustment to the MBR, so that
t> the machine does not boot from /dev/hda1 but from some other non
t> DOS partition
You can install LILO on the MBR of /dev/hda, which would get around
this. Or you can install LILO on your Linux partition, which works as
well. AFAIK you can't install LILO on a DOS partition at all and
still expect it to work.
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