Using EZ-Drive with Linux

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If you have a large hard disk and an old computer that doesn't support them then
you probably got a utility called EZ-Drive or Disk Doctor with you hard disk.
You need it to use your entire hard disk with Dos and Windows but not Linux.
However, if you dual-boot DOS/Windows and Linux, you still need it.  The bad
part about them is that they don't support Linux.  To get around this, simply
install LILO to your root partition's boot record instead of your master boot
record and set your boot flag to your root partition.

To install LILO to the root partition's boot record during install simply select
the root partition as where to put LILO when your Linux installer asks you (Most
distributions do but some automatically put LILO on the master boot record. in
that case ask someone else what to do because I'm stumped on that one.).

[ note of maintainer : you add to use boot=/dev/hda1 for example if /dev/hda1 is
your root partition instead of boot=/dev/hda (in that case lilo will install itself
in the mbr - master boot record - of disk /dev/hda ]

NOTE: YOU MUST INSTALL EZ-DRIVE OR DISK DOCTOR FIRST!!! DOS/WINDOWS MUST GO
      ON SECOND.

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Tip recorded : 16-05-1999 21:50:28
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