Bios boot restriction and GRUB/LILO
Bootloading and BIOS limitations
As some of you may know, some BIOS' don't allow you to boot from an external device if the partition is at the back of the file system. I thought BIOS limitations were history but apparently it still exists. I don't think this can be fixed with a LILO/GRUB fix?
The linux partition on my external drive resides after around 270 GB, so when I boot, GRUB goes into rescue mode with "Unknown Filesystem" error. I already tried loading the images and setting root manually to boot, but grub rescue says that "boot" command is not found. I can't even go to the normal grub mode.
Should I update the bootloader/install LILO?
Also, if there is a way to bypass this restriction without moving the partition to the front of the disk, let me know. I don't really want to back up all that data. The drive is kind of full.