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Re: superblocks and lilo

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Subject: Re: superblocks and lilo
From: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 23:15:06 -0900
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On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 12:09:43AM -0500, Paul Blazejowski wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-03-26 at 08:24, Derek James Witt wrote:
> 
> > Nathan, yeah. I agree.  I have submitted a lilo patch to do just that
> > (not allowing itself to install onto a XFS partition). But, it seems
> > there are going to be folks not subscribed to the list that may
> > unknowingly install lilo in that manner.  
> 
> Maybe this patch could be added into the FAQ on oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs

if people bothered to read the FAQ they would know better then to
scribble thier superblocks with lilo.

> site? or perhaps it would be better to submit the patch to author of
> LILO? Just a suggestion here...

the only way the lilo patch is effective is for it to be merged with
mainline lilo, if you know about the patch and what its for you will
presumably have enough clue to not screw up your lilo config.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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