> Once upon a time, Matthew Young was heard to say:
> } I've been asked a question about "SCO Unix" - has anyone heard of
> } this ??? The person concerned looks after a number of machines that have
> } 2 hard disks each with OS2 on one hard disk and DOS on the other - he was
> } "told" that DOS _needed_ to be on the first hard disk and wanted to know
> } if "SCO Unix" also needed to be on the first hard disk.
> I'd advise the person in question to search out 'lilo' from somehere
> like sunsite.unc.edu or tsx-11.mit.edu (the Linux archives). It allows
> you to have multiple boot images under a single boot sector, and lets
> you choose your boot image at a boot prompt.
Not operating system _has_ to be on the first hard disk, a good
boot loader will make it think (the OS) think it is loading from there
however. With regard to LILO, if you check out it's docs (somewhere on
sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/docs/lilo/<tech|user>.<dvi|ps> on mirrored on
smug.student.adelaide.edu.au) it goes on at length about the PC boot
process and how you can use LILO to master it. It also mentions some
other boot loaders which are more capable than LILO when it comes to
booting OSs off different hard disks.