>> This is whay I always keep LILO on the boot sector of my root
>> partition and not on the MBR.
> Hmmm...sounds like a possible enhancement to LILO. If LILO would write to
> both the MBR *and* the boot sector of the partition, then if Win95 came
> along and clobbered the MBR, you could just change the active partition
> using FDISK from Win95 and be back in business.
Out of interest, can this be made to work already?
I mean you can already install LILO to both places if you really
want by just changing the boot= line in lilo.conf, so can you have
a LILO in the MBR, with an 'other' section to boot a LILO in the
boot sector of the partition, to finally boot Linux itself?
I don't know about changing the active partition with Win95's
FDISK though. Seeing as it will only allow you to create
a single primary partition + an extended partition in the
first place, and won't let you set anything in the extended
partition active. Will it allow other primary partitions to
be set active assuming that they have already been created by
a more sophisticated version of FDISK?
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