Subject: Re: NetBSD + LINUX
To: Charles Shannon Hendrix <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rick Byers <rb-netbsd@BigScaryChildren.net>
Date: 01/13/2002 15:25:34
On Sun, 13 Jan 2002, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> > lilo can't possibly fit into the mbr, not ever, not never, not in a month
> > of sundays....
> It does on my machine... :)
> LILO is rather small, which is one reason it lacks some of the features of
> grub, for example.
I believe LILO just puts some bootstrap code in the MBR and stores a list
of disk blocks to load in order to get all the lilo code (typically the
blocks of /boot/boot.b which is almost 6Kb on the RedHat machine I'm
looking at). Sure 6Kb is still small, but no where near small enough to
fit in the MBR.