Quote::(Benedict Chong) writes:
:> If I only have one primary partition and an extended partition with
:> say, 2 logical drives, can I install Linux in one of the logical
:> drives and then boot from it?
:I don't think you can; what you *can* do though is to delete the extended partition
You can, even if you keep your current partitioning scheme. However,
you have to install LILO in the bootsector of the _extended_ partition
(i.e. the holder of the logical partition) and not in the boot sector
of the logical partition itself.
For instance, suppose your hardisk has the following structure:
hda1 = DOS C:
hda2 ---- hda5 = DOS D:
|-- hda6 = linux root
--- hda7 = linux /users
If you want to boot from hda6, do not install LILO into hda6's
bootsector, but into hda2's, and also make hda2 the active partition.
This can for instance be done using the followin lilo.conf:
boot = /dev/hda2
install = /boot/boot.b
image = /boot/zImage
label = linux
root = /dev/hda6
vga = normal
ramdisk = 0
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