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Linux can only be booted if the partition starts on a cylinder before cylinder 1024.


LILO Keyboard Control:

In order to transfer keyboard entries from the bootmanager BootStar to LILO, it is necessary for some distributions to build LILO with a specific option. For more details about this subject, please read then LILO documentation.


LILO Configuration - lilo.conf:

The file contains the information on which partition Linux is installed. This information refers to the position of the partition in the master boot record partition table. (Empty entries are only counted while the bootmanager BootStar is installed.) Thus, the master boot record partition table and the file lilo.conf from Linux have to be in agreement with one another.


The position of the respective partition can be set in the bootprofile.


The position of the file lilo.conf can be set as follows:


boot = /dev/hda1    ; IDE harddisk

boot = /dev/sda1    ; SCSI harddisk


The specification "hda1" and/or "sda1" is decisive. If necessary, all entered specifications have to be corrected! The entered specification for the first partition is a "1".


Note for the profi mode:

While the bootmanager BootStar is installed in the profi mode, empty entries are always counted as well as along as the "BootStar Dummy" entries are activated. Otherwise, the empty entries are ignored.



See also:

Partition Types

Positions in Master Boot Record


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