I didn't want to write yet another Windows article, but today I talked to a BIOS engineer who had just debugged a Save To Disk process that broke with Windows 98. Save To Disk saves the state of a portable computer so that you can effectively turn it off, saving power, but turn it back on and resume where you left. It turns out that Windows 98 was moving the Save 2 Disk partition on the disk. Since LILO records the physical location of vmlinux if Windows 98 does this to a linux partition, IT WILL BREAK LINUX, Be OS, and anything else using a LILO type of boot mechanism. I wonder whether this was done on purpose... What can we do about it? Whatever you do, if you use Win98, you better have a rescue floppy.
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