I installed slakware 2.0.2 on my P5-90 that has two WD 1 Gig
drives on it. To install LILO, I had to use the fix-table
option to install it. Since the docs warned against this,
I have been looking for a way to fix the problem correctly.
I have noticed in some of the other posts that some people
are using ignore-table instead (which I haven't seen any
references about). So, what are the differences
between these two "fixes", and what are the possible side effects?
In addition, I tried several different partition layouts while
experimenting to see if the partition table problem was related
to size and distribution of the partitions. At one point,
I had my 2nd hard drive configured with 10M DOS, 400M root Linux,
32M swap, everything else Linux. This honors the boot and swap
below 1024 cylinders. Currently, I have 10M DOS, 32M swap, and
the rest Linux boot. It is working fine for the moment, but what
kind of trouble am I asking for with this boot partition spanning
the 1024 cylinder limit? If it is working now, does that mean
my system is okay or is it just waiting to bite me when more
of the software/users are installed?