First, I just read in two docs that any kernel of linux greater than
1.3.x or 1.3.18 does not support the use of a disk drive overlay. Are you
running a supposedly unsupported kernel? I'm asking because I am trying
to load linux on a system with such an overlay. My ftp'd copy of Linux
loads to the point of complaining about lack of bios lba, then crashes
with error codes.
Second, for the current version of linux available via ftp, lilo does not
need to load to the mbr. During install, an option is offered to place
lilo at the start of the linux partition. I know this to be true because
lilo, disk manager overlay, and os2 boot manager all coexist on my
system allowing win95, os2 and linux to boot. That is if linux would
complete the boot process :-)
I'd like to hear from anyone who knows if a recent kernel of linux can
coexist with a hard drive overlay.
: The Disk Manager software that comes with very large EIDE hard drive
: wipe off the Master Boot Record (MBR) and inserted the DDO code in the
: MBR. Linux doesn't need the DDO. Linux can access all the hard drive..
: But the proble is the Linux lilo need to write something in the MBR
: in order to boot Linux from hard drive. If the Disk Manager is not
: installed, then DOS or NT can't access all the hard drive and Linux lilo
: can't boot either from boot sector..
: Right now, I have to use linload from dos parition (after bootup
: from DOS) to boot Linux.
: Anyone have the solution??
: Linh C. Nguyen