----- Original Message -----
From: "Conor Lennon" <clennon at accuris.ie>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] [slightly OT] Linux and NT
> Booted using a Windows 95 rescue disk and ran fdisk /mbr and it worked!
>> The NT Loader doesn't appear to be in its own partition (have Partition
> Magic, and it doesn't show any extra partitions), but it certainly
> doesn't seem to reside in the mbr.
The standard microsoft MBR just checks which partition is active, and
boots that. My favourite way of installing LILO (not that I do any more),
is to put it at the beginning of the linux partition and set that one
Then, if I want to skip the LILO prompt, I can just set the Windows
In fact, I've found that having LILO in the MBR is a pain if you happen
to change partitions on it, or move to another machine. It has a habit
of throwing up, and requiring a floppy boot.
Liam Bedford | What we've got here is, failure to
System Administrator | communicate. Some man you just can't
WBT Systems, Block 2, | reach... so you get what we had
Harcourt Centre, Harcourt St. | here last week, which is the way
01-4170100 | he wants it
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