On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 11:11:15PM -0500, Paul Blazejowski wrote:
> That's what i thought about using swap...that the loader would get
> wiped, not that my swap is used a lot these days (1gig of ram helps).
i don't think it would matter whether your swap was actually used or
not, from looking a the first 1k on my swap partition there appears to
be some consistent pattern of data, i expect (but havn't tested) that
it would be wiped the moment you ran swapon. either way why anyone
would want to have thier system randomly not boot is beyond me ;-)
> I grabbed latest LILO and put it on MBR (they way i intended to do it
> long time ago).It works all fine now for both XFS on / and win2k.
> But teh thing is that it all worked till now,LILO was happy and so was
that is not possible, XFS has not left room at block zero of the
partition for as long as its existed, lilo when told you install on a
partition always puts it within the first 512 bytes, there is zero
chance that installing lilo will not result in the destruction of the
XFS superblock. you must be mistaken about how you had lilo configured.
> XFS...unless i had done it all wrong.Now i wonder wheater to report this
> to LILO maintainer and hope it will get fixed/changed?
it cannot be fixed, all that can be done is for lilo to check for XFS
magic before scribbling on partitions, and abort if it finds one.
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