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Yes I am doing everything in Slackware since I'm "locked-out" from Fedora. My current HDD Config is:
/dev/hda1 Windows XP Pro
/dev/hda2 Fedora /
/dev/hda3 Fedora /home
/dev/hda4 Extended (rest of HDD, about 88 GB)
/dev/hda5 Fedora /usr
/dev/hda6 Fedora /opt
/dev/hda8 Slackware /
/dev/hda9 Slackware /home
/dev/hda10 Swap (yes I, by mistake, made 2 swaps)
/dev/hda11 Slackware /usr
/dev/hda12 Slackware /opt
I would guess my LILO binary is at the MBR? or wihtin Slackware itself. There is a lot of mistakes with this HDD configuration becasue this is my first Slackware 10.1/Windows XP Pro/Fedora core 3 installation. But my question still remains, what must I edit from the above LILO config to be able to boot up with Fedora Core 3 at /dev/hda2 ?
Hmm.. I pasted the code in exactly as you posted it, but it still won't load up.
"- Edit the mount point for hda2 as appropriate, and make sure that it's mounted before running lilo again"
I don't understand how to mount hda2. I am new to Linux. How do I mount hda2?
Hey thanks, I managed to mount the partition onto the file. LILO in terminal errored-out with FC3, becasue vmlinuz doesn't exist on /mnt/hda2/boot, which is true (after browsing /boot, it isn't there). Unless you know the boot file, I'll have to try all of them. The closest one to vmlinuz is vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.677, but its s SELinux script It looked quite funny running SELinux scripts during setup up with no kernel loaded. If i get to find out what boot file it is, I will post it up ASAP.
mjrich, I really appriciate all your help. Thank you for helping out a Linux newbie .
Last edited by besttech01; 03-30-2005 at 07:34 PM.
The kernel (boot) image you're looking for, should be in either the FC3 root directory (/mnt/hda2/ if you did mount it as above) or otherwise in /mnt/hda2/boot/. The name should be something along the lines of bzImage* or vmlinuz*, so I'm surprised that it isn't vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.677. vmlinuz (whether at the root or boot directory) is normally just a symbolic link (shortcut) to the real kernel image.
The image itself should be about 800 kb - 1 Mb. You can use ls -lh from within a directory to list the file sizes and whether it's a link to another file.
If you really can't find the kernel image for FC3, then simply browse to the original lilo config file within FC3 (most likely at /mnt/hda2/etc/lilo.conf) and see what's listed there.
Finally, don't forget to run lilo after any changes to the config file...