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Old 06-26-2004, 02:57 AM   #1
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lilo configuration questions


Hey! I'm editing my lilo configuration and I'm a little lost. I'm running SmallLinux on a very underpowered laptop, and need to set the lilo.conf file properly to my partition setup. It's just a standard /boot, /, and swap partition table, but Small Linux usually just has a folder on the ext2 root filesystem called boot and normally uses that. I plan on compiling a 2.6 kernel for it later and run something other than ext2 on the root filesystem, perhaps reiser, XFS, or just ext3, which, from what I've heard, is not liked very well by bootloaders.

So anyways ...

What would be a good lilo configuration for this kind of setup? I put vmlinuz on the /boot partition, is that normal?

Thanks!
 
Old 06-26-2004, 07:44 AM   #2
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Re: lilo configuration questions

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Hey! I'm editing my lilo configuration and I'm a little lost. I'm running SmallLinux on a very underpowered laptop, and need to set the lilo.conf file properly to my partition setup. It's just a standard /boot, /, and swap partition table, but Small Linux usually just has a folder on the ext2 root filesystem called boot and normally uses that. I plan on compiling a 2.6 kernel for it later and run something other than ext2 on the root filesystem, perhaps reiser, XFS, or just ext3, which, from what I've heard, is not liked very well by bootloaders.

So anyways ...

What would be a good lilo configuration for this kind of setup? I put vmlinuz on the /boot partition, is that normal?

Thanks!
ext2 and ext3 are ok by lilo and grub. if you have separate /boot partition then its ok.
if you want to use fs that is not supported by bootleader, then make small /boot partition with ext2/ext3 , and / with whatever fs.

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