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Old 07-11-2003, 07:10 AM   #1
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dual boot linux


I installed conectiva 9 on /dev/hda4
then I also installed another distri on /dev/hda2
My second distri use lilo, I edited it in order to add conectiva as
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.21-28872cl
label=conectiva
root=/dev/hda4
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.21-28872cl.img
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But when i do lilo it returns an error "Fatal : ...."

How do I do to have a dual boot ?

regards,
 
Old 07-11-2003, 09:12 AM   #2
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You need to have the second partition mounted, then change patch in lilo.conf to refer to its kernel.

You may use this set of commands:
mkdir /mnt/connectiva
mount -t ext3 /dev/hda4 /mnt/connectiva
edit lilo.conf: the fragment you posted should look this way:

image=/mnt/connectiva/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.21-28872cl
label=conectiva
root=/dev/hda4
initrd=/mnt/connectiva/boot/initrd-2.4.21-28872cl.img
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Remember to change the filesystem type in 'mount' line if you're using a different filesystem. When you make the changes, run lilo again. It should work nice now.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 02:57 PM   #3
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thank you mara, it works well now.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:27 AM   #4
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Talking Many Thanks

Very Helpfull Thanks for this still 3 years later.

Dual booting Mandriva LE 2005 and Fedora Core 3

last installed Mandriva on /dev/sdb with lilo on MBR /dev/sda

in Mandriva I mounted as followed:

> mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/FC3boot

/dev/sda1 is FC3 /boot
/dev/sda2 is FC3 /
/dev/sdb1 is Mandriva LE 2005 /

I added the following to /etc/lilo.conf

> vi lilo.conf

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# basic mandriva LE 2005 settings lilo.conf
# to add or edit text first press (i) or (insert) button
default="linux"
boot=/dev/sda
map=/boot/map
keytable=/boot/us-latin1.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/sdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="resume=/dev/sda3 splash=silent"
vga=788
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image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux-nonfs"
root=/dev/sdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="resume=/dev/sda3"
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image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="failsafe"
root=/dev/sdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="failsafe resume=/dev/sda3 devfs=nomount"
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# added two types of Fedora Core 3
image=/mnt/FC3boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667smp
label="Fedora-Core3smp
root=/dev/sda2
initrd=/tmp/FC3boot/initrd-2.6.9-1.667smp.img
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image=/mnt/FC3boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667
label="Fedora-Core3
root=/dev/sda2
initrd=/tmp/FC3boot/initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
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# When finished editing press esc to go to commands again
# type (:wq) and enter
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# to activate changes run lilo
> lilo

I was now ready and rebooted into Fedora Core 3 smp

Many thanks,

ps. Mandriva does support my sound and 1000 Mbit networkcard on my asus p5ad2e Premium FC3 Doesn't from installation on.
 
  


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