[techtalk] Problem with LILO & booting

Jeff Dike jdike at karaya.com
Wed Mar 1 16:01:12 EST 2000

Sally_Hutchinson at Dell.com said:
> AHA!  My DVD is bootable!  And I have a CD-RW!!!!
> Will let you know if this works tonight... thanks Jeff!

Cool.  Since it's a bit larger than a floppy, you can put a whole root 
filesystem on it if you want.  I'm not sure that's a great idea, though.  /dev 
likes to be writeable.  Burning a whole CD just for the MBR seems like a waste.

> Strange though, I never get an option of what OS to load.  If the
> floppy is in the drive, it boots up Redhat like it's the only OS on my
> hd.

Whatever set up lilo on the floppy wasn't told about the windows partition.

>  If the floppy isn't there, it boots up Windoze just like IT's the
> only OS

It is.  Sounds like you didn't taken your MS pill this morning.  Naughty, 


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