Subject: Re: NetBSD + LINUX
To: David Laight <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/09/2002 23:15:23
On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 10:14:09PM -0000, David Laight wrote:
> lilo can't possibly fit into the mbr, not ever, not never, not in a month
> of sundays....
> It won't even fit in the extra space that (is probably) lurking in the pbr.
> My guess is that, like the second part of the interactive BSD loader it
> is loaded from filestore using a canned list of sector numbers.
> All the mbr code will do is to load the pbr code (1 sector) of the active
> partition then jump to it.

No, you can "install lilo in the MBR", that it install in the MBR the code
that will load lilo from disk.

Manuel Bouyer <>