On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 01:50:19PM +0100, Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> You should install LILO in /dev/hda2, NOT the MBR. Then, you should use
> fdisk again to ensure that the second partition, Linux, is the active
>> The Linux install will autodetect the Windows install, and offer you the
> option of dual booting. When you restart the machine, you should see the
> LILO prompt come up. Press tab, and you'll be offered the choice between
> linux and dos : pick whatever you want to boot into.
>> The reason that you need to put LILO into the second partition is
> because Windows installs into the root of the disk, and if you overwrite
> it with LILO you will be unable to boot Windows at all.
This is incorrect - LILO installs in the MBR and it doesn't overwrite
Windows, only the disk's MBR. If Lilo is installed incorrectly, yes, you
will not be able to boot 'doze (or Linux). This, however, is true whether
you install it in the MBR or in /dev/hda2 with hda2 as the active partition.
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