INOUE Katsumi (kinoue nospam at
Fri, 6 Mar 1998 20:59:54 +0900


> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 10:45:50 +0900
> From: Dmytro Kovalev <dk nospam at>
> > The LILO problem is gone when I installed LILO on 4MB internal RAM.
> Can you describe how did you do it? Where exactly LILo installed on
> your PC: /dev/hda or /dev/hda1? your lilo.conf??? (onegai shimasu)

My /etc/lilo.conf looks like the following:
boot = /dev/hda
vga = normal # force sane state
ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting
image = /vmlinuz
root = /dev/hdc2
label = linux
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
other = /dev/hda1
label = dos
table = /dev/hda

> > And no change in BIOS boot sequence.
> ... and what you mean by "no change" What's first and what's second etc.


> I guess you really mean "flash disk" as swap partition. Yes it's
> possible and I used it like that. But later I read somewhere that
> flash disks have limited number of writes and it's not recommended to
> use them for things which write often (i.e. swap) -- in time you can
> just loose your internal disk.
> So far I didn't find any better use for internal 4M flash then to have
> DOS with games and loadlin on it. Is it possible to fit root partition
> into 4M?

Thanks. You are correct. Maybe it's not wise to use 4M flash as swap.
Because you can't replace it. It should be best used as a place for
frequently used programs, perhaps.

Is it possible to use pico flash as swap drive then?

--Katsumi INOUE