[lkml]   [1996]   [Jul]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: LILO and NT signatures
> I found that LILO overwrites the disk signatures that the NT disk
> administrator places on them (apparently into the boot sector).
> As a result, all user-assigned drive letters are lost in NT, because
> they apparently rely on those signatures.
> Has anybody else seen this problem, or knows technical details on those
> signatures (like where they are located), or even has a fix to LILO to
> leave them intact?
> TIA,
> Martin
> P.S. Just to make this a kernel related message (-: disk signatures are
> an option to recognize a drive in a world of changing SCSI IDs and
> minor device numbers. Now, the boot sector is probably to small to
> store mount information for all operating systems - so we might
> even share the disk signature with NT, instead of overwriting it.

Maybe you should install LI(LO) not in the master boot record but in the boot
record of your Linux root partition which should then an active one. Ask the
manual of LILO how to do that ...


 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:38    [W:3.260 / U:3.964 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site