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Old 01-29-2002, 04:33 AM   #1
hebewon
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Question Where do I put Lilo ( Watch it! )


I just got a 40 gig hard drive. I want to split it 20 gigs for Windows 98 SE and 20 gigs for Mandrake Linux. In my research, I have found out that the partition utility in Mandrake doesn't do FAT 32. There for, the first half has to be Windows. Now, Lilo has to be on the first 8 gigs. Since the first 20 gigs of the hard drive is full of windows, Where do I put Lilo?

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Old 01-29-2002, 05:15 AM   #2
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firstly lilo doesn't need to be in the first 8 gigs. lilo can only ACCESS partitions within the first 8 gigs. not being picky, but it is a difference.

secondly, that 8 gig limit is old now, and md80 / md81 don't have that problem anymore anyway. as long as your lilo version is over 21.3 then you haven't got a problem at all. so lilo will go on the MBR of the drive.

Personally what i used to have was a 4 gig windows system drive, then a /boot sector so linux can boot, then a large fat32 partition for general use, and the linux system at the very end of the drive (20gb) on one / partition.

i'm not sure what you mean by md not 'doing' fat32 tho.

nice title btw!
 
  


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