Boston Linux & Unix (BLU) Home | Calendar | Mail Lists | List Archives | Desktop SIG | Hardware Hacking SIG
Wiki | Flickr | PicasaWeb | Video | Maps & Directions | Installfests | Keysignings
Linux Cafe | Meeting Notes | Blog | Linux Links | Bling | About BLU

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Booting Linux from a secondary hard drive

> Hello Linuxers
> I'm considering installing a second Western Digital 210mg hard drive on 
> my Gateway 2000.  If I decide to put Linux on it, can I boot Linux from a 
> floppy disk?  Or will I have to install LILO? 

Yes, you can use LILO from a floppy to accomplish booting up from a root
filesystem on any hard drive.

You can also configure LILO in the master boot record of the first hard
drive so as to boot another O/S residing on that drive, or Linux on the
second drive.


BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /