On Fri, 20 Aug 1999, Paul Mc Auley wrote:
> 1. LILO and the MBR
> When installing LILO, install it to your root partition and use fdisk to set
> it to be active. That way, whenever something rewrites the MBR (Windows,
> drive geometry remappers etc) the worst you have to do is use fdisk (any
> fdisk, even that POS you get with Windows) to set the correct partition to
> be active.
Not the point. The point is that it didn't just ask - even NT when
installed gives you an option to boot some of the OSes that were on the
machine. Windows 95 just goes aheads and break things.
The point isn't how can I avoid this, its that it is a real pain in the
ass that I have to mess around to get things back to the way they were.
It isn't a problem that I have to mess with a boot disk (I'm well able for
that) but it does suck that Windows doesn't so much as ask for a "by your
leave" before deciding to poop all over your machine.
Folks, the above was a RANT - caused by the result of Windows taking the
best part of two hours to install on my home machine. It wasn't an
appeal for help. I'll have my linux back this evening no problem.
Thomas Bridge Hostmaster/Sysadmin, Medianet Ireland.
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