Fwd: OT Problems loading Linux

From: JP Hindin <jplist_at_kiwigeek.com>
Date: Sun Jan 5 18:05:00 2003

If a Linux kernel version is unable to boot on a 1 gig disk, it would have
to be a VERY old revision - Released around 1992/93. You would have to
hunt VERY hard to find that.

Linux has no issues on boot partition locations. Boot loaders might. Old
versions of LILO can be picky, mostly its BIOS problems not liking disks.

Delete all the partitions, clear the disk entirely, and then wind up the
installer. Make the partitions inside the installer.
Easy. Any idiot can do it. Even BSD users ;)


On Sun, 5 Jan 2003, ben franchuk wrote:
> Delete works wonders. :)
> Note some versions of linux will not boot in a partition greater
> than 1 gig and have other limitations on the location of the boot
> partion. FreeBSD doers not have this problem. Ben.

> Charles E. Fox wrote:
> >> To: cctakl_at_classiccmp.org
> >> From: "Charles E. Fox" <foxvideo_at_wincom.net>
> >> Subject: OT Problems loading Linux
> >> Does anyone have any suggestions on how I should prepare an old (6
> >> gig) hard drive to receive Linux? The installation program keeps
> >> telling me that the partitions are full.
Received on Sun Jan 05 2003 - 18:05:00 GMT

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