[techtalk] Problem with LILO & booting

Jeff Dike jdike at karaya.com
Wed Mar 1 12:04:31 EST 2000

> In any case, I can't boot Linux without the boot disk, and when I do,
> "starting linux" it takes about 10 minutes for all the dots to go
> across the screen.  Any hints on how to speed up my boot?  

Boot off something other than a floppy.  Zips can be made bootable, I think.

> Or on how
> to boot without the disk?  (Other than delete the 4 gigs of mp3's off
> my windows partition and move the linux partition closer to the top
> ;p)

Plug in another disk.  Find an el-cheapo 100M or something and boot off it.


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