Re: LILO and NT signatures

Bryn Paul Arnold Jones (
Wed, 24 Jul 1996 00:06:44 +0100 (BST)

On Sun, 21 Jul 1996 wrote:
> TIA,
> Martin
> P.S. Just to make this a kernel related message (-: disk signatures are
> an option to recognize a drive in a world of changing SCSI IDs and
> minor device numbers. Now, the boot sector is probably to small to
> store mount information for all operating systems - so we might
> even share the disk signature with NT, instead of overwriting it.

The boot sector is 0.5k (512 bytes), even in the days of bloted windows
apps, there should be plenty of room (tho we have to have the code to
boot on the first drive).

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