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I am trying to install Mandrake 7.0 on a 40G drive, but LILO won't install. It tells me that its too far into the drive (>1024) or some such. What's the deal? Is it impossible to add a Linux partition (I've got 30G for W, so that leaves about 10 for L) on larger drives and have LILO add itself to the MBR of the main Windows partition?
If it's a recent one (1998+) there should be no problem, and you can just install LILO, regardless of what it says. Maybe you have to add the lines
at the beginning of the file /etc/lilo.conf, before running lilo.
AMD K6-2 400mhz Pc, 320 RAM, Windows Me. I'm installing from the CDROM(7.0 Delux). I can run the installation, partition and format the end of the disk for Linux, but LILO will not install. It won't run past that point either. I can shut down and restart the system, but without LILO, it just boots to Windows Me. If what you say is correct, I should be able to install LILO onto the MBR of the main partition of hda where Windows resides, but is that possible from Windows, or do I need to do a Linux boot from disk?