I've had this happend before. I think it is only a problem if the linux
partition is a primary partition and situated past 2Gb. I currently have
my linux partition about 3Gb's into a 14Gb drive. But it's on an
extended partition. Works fine.
PS. Thanks to who ever mentioned lilo -u the other week. I accidently
insalled lilo to mbr. Now I have NT/98/Redhat6.1 running nicely from a
boot menu :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John P. Looney [SMTP:jplooney-ilug at linux.ie]
> Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 9:37 AM
> To: ilug
> Subject: Re: The rise of linux (was RE: [ILUG] Pre configured
>> On Thu, Nov 25, 1999 at 05:11:19PM +0000, Miles mentioned:
> > > Alas, you can't always do that, when Windows is installed on the
> box too.
> > > All of the root partition has to be in the first 528MB. Otherwise
> lilo can
> > > do strange things...I state again - RedHat did the partition
> dividing. Not
> > > me.
> > Um, the first 528mb? You sure about this? I've installed dual-boot
> > with 2Gb windoze partitions and linux went on sweetly. I thought it
> > the root partition had to be below the 4Gb mark (something to do
> with the
> > cylinder count) .
>> Hmmm. Maybe they fixed it now they used bzImage, but I thought that
> BIOS was responsible for getting the kernel into memory during the
> stage load, and BIOSes can only see 528MB of a disk ? Anyone know for
> Microsoft. The best reason in the world to drink beer.
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