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Old 05-06-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Lilo won't save to floppy


I've installed gentoo and I want my lilo.conf to be saved to floppy and not my mbr, But it doesn't work

Lilo.conf
Code:
boot=/dev/fd0
prompt
timeout=50
default=gentoo
vga=794
image=/boot/kernel-2.6.5-gentoo
label=gentoo
read-only
root=/dev/hdb3
other=/dev/hda1
label=windowsxp
Now when I /sbin/lilo I get this error

Code:
Fatal: filesystem would be destroyed by lilo bootsector: /dev/fd0

How can I get lilo.conf saved to floppy? How can I boot my gentoo via windows boot.ini? I don't want lilo or grub in my mbr.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 05-06-2004, 09:47 PM   #2
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does it give you a choice? , well, you can always try to output /dev/zero to the floppy then try
 
Old 05-06-2004, 10:13 PM   #3
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I think lilo -C is used to select other locations such as a floppy disk.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 12:59 AM   #4
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I've successfully used these directions to dual boot linux and Win2k via the Windows boot loader. That said, I now use LILO because I find it easier to deal with.
 
  


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