Bootpart and multiboot partitions question

Patrik Heidefors sfp3334 at post.netlink.se
Wed Nov 22 13:24:51 PST 2000


First off, sorry if this isn't appropriate to LFS, but I think LFS people
are more used to running multiple distros than most other people...
I've decided to start using bootpart for my multi-boot system. (Win2k,
Win98, Dos 6.22, Debian and LFS)

I've got everything working nicely, except the LFS partition.

Here's the output from bootpart (run under Win2k, so my scsi discs aren't
shown, but all my Linux stuff is on IDE anyway

 0 : C:* type=6  (BIGDOS Fat16), size = 104391 KB
 1 : C:  type=f  (Win95 XInt 13 extended), size = 44925772 KB
 2 : C:  type=b   (Win95 Fat32), size = 1028128 KB
 3 : C:  type=5   (Extended), size = 2048287 KB
 4 : C:  type=83    (Linux native), size = 2048256 KB
 5 : C:  type=5    (Extended), size = 12289725 KB
 6 : C:  type=83     (Linux native), size = 12289693 KB
 7 : C:  type=5     (Extended), size = 29559600 KB
 8 : C:  type=b      (Win95 Fat32), size = 29559568 KB
 9 : D:* type=7  (HPFS/NTFS), size = 6144831 KB
10 : D:  type=7  (HPFS/NTFS), size = 13896225 KB
11 : E:  type=f  (Win95 XInt 13 extended), size = 19727820 KB
12 : E:  type=82   (Linux swap), size = 305203 KB
13 : E:  type=5   (Extended), size = 19422585 KB
14 : E:  type=7    (HPFS/NTFS), size = 19422553 KB
15 : E:  type=6  (BIGDOS Fat16), size = 313236 KB

Partition 4 is my debian partition, and "bootpart 1 bootsect.deb Debian"
boots debian. Now, I'm planning to put my LFS system on partition 6, but if
I understand correctly, LFS will put it's bootsector on the main extended
partition - 1, thus overwriting the debian one.

Yes, I can use a lilo to boot either debian or LFS as a second stage, but
it'd be more elegant to have everything available from the main nt loader.
Am I missing something obvious here, or is there just no easy way around
this issue?

Thanks for any advice,
Patrik


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