Re: Killing off the boot sector (was: [STATUS 2.5] January 8, 2002)

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 02:24:38 EST

Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> While I have no particular affection for the in-kernel boot loader,
> I do care about being able to test new kernels with 'make bzdisk'
> as a regular user, using raw (no file system) floppies.
> Last time I checked, LILO required both a file system and root privs
> (for FIBMAP). Would syslinux work better?

SYSLINUX will work if (a) you have write permission to the device and
(b) the device is included in /etc/fstab with "user" permissions.


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