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



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. 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 boot image.


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".



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