My Nightmare weekend with LFS

Andy Blower andy.blower at
Tue Oct 2 00:41:40 PDT 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerard Beekmans [mailto:gerard at]
> Sent: 01 October 2001 18:27
> To: Blfs-Support (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: My Nightmare weekend with LFS
> you created hdb2 at the start of the disk. It then became 
> hdb1. The hdb1
> that took half your disk will now be hdb2. Make sure you update lilo
> accordingly to use hdb2 instead of hdb1 now.

Are you sure? I used fdisk and did not ask it to reorder the table, so entry
2 (hdb2, 2nd primary partition) is cyls 1 to 5 and entry 1 (hdb1, 1st
primary partition) is cyls 6 to 200 or thereabouts.

Did I misunderstand something? Will Linux bootup take these in a different
order to what fdisk reports?

> 03:01 is i believe hda1

Yes I need to check the lilo config I used but I didn't get a chance last
night as I was using a mates loaned PC and his spare HD space to backup the
most valuable stuff from the windows disk. Oh boy what fun - lots of

Thanks for reading - I will try some stuff tonight and get back to you all.

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