"This document was written because I spent almost a week
getting my system to dual boot both linux and win98. There were so
many people out there with the same problem, and so many
half-answers to the questions, that I decided to try to fill the
"Many users have tried to set up a dual boot, linux and whatever
system, only to be greeted by a strange L 10 10 10 10 10 10 (it
just keeps going) after their first reboot. In this situation it
can be easy to panic, especially since you probably can't boot to
your old OS from here. I will try to outline what I think are good
steps to solving these problems."
"Lilo is a kernel boot loader. It can be used as your main boot
manager for a system, because it is able to load linux, OS/2,
win98, NT, and many other poplular OSes. However, it does have one
limitation that can be particularly aggravating: It can't boot an
OS from a partition that is located beyond the 1024th cylinder of
the drive. For people with large drives this can be a problem. The
most likely cause of this problem is trying to install linux on the
same HD as another OS. If you created your linux partition towards
the end of a large drive, linux won't boot."
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