I am going to ask about Linux LILO confusion, my problem like this:
I tried to follow the instruction in this link:
I created all these partitions as mentioned in the link above by using partition commander 9
I installed XP in first partition (hda1)....success.
Install Mandrake 10.1
I made the second primary partition as /boot not root (hda2).
/ (root not boot ) is had5 within Extended primary.
When I tried to install Mandrake (10.1) using LILO bootloader it gave me these options:
where do you want to install the bootloader?
1- First sector of drive (MBR)
2- First sector of the root partition
3- On floppy
A- When I chose first option it was fine , I could see GUI of LILO with dual OSs. By the way when I checked the list of all configurations ,before I continoued with the process of installation , it said that your bootloader on /dev/hda,,,why didn't it say on /dev/hda1 (It did not specify as /dev/hda1 ,only general /dev/hda) ?
B- When I chose second option, I could not see any thing, although /boot (hda2)was active.
When I tried to activate, / (root or hda5) , I have seen funy characters L9 repeatedly filling the screen. (I have to activate this I guess, because I chose second option above, Am I right? ). Here it did say
that my bootloader on /dev/hda5, (i.e. It did specify /dev/hda5 instaed of /dev/hda),,,why ?
C- Why I can not see this option : "Fisr sector of the boot partition", instead of, "First secotr of the root partition" ?
As you know that bootloader should be in the /boot section, if it is separated from the root,,,which is my case ?
Am I right ?