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Old 01-20-2006, 02:04 AM   #1
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Booting without bootloader in MBR


I have installed DSL (Knopixx /DSL same thing) on hdd3, and did not install a bootloader.

The drive is disbaled in the bios.. so i cant boot it normally and dos does not detect it. But win98 and linux do..

How do i boot to the install in hdd3, using a live cd?(I have Knoppix / DSL / Gentoo / MEPIS / Slakcwarew live cd's)
 
Old 01-20-2006, 05:48 AM   #2
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I have installed DSL (Knopixx /DSL same thing) on hdd3, and did not install a bootloader.

The drive is disbaled in the bios.. so i cant boot it normally and dos does not detect it. But win98 and linux do..

How do i boot to the install in hdd3, using a live cd?(I have Knoppix / DSL / Gentoo / MEPIS / Slakcwarew live cd's)
since you have gentoo and i presume you know how to use it, you should be capable for the following.

Boot any live CD preferably the gentoo (no gui need)

mount -t ext3 /dev/hdd3 /mnt/linux

chroot /mnt/linux
env-update /mnt/linux (i think it was)

you should be looking at / as being what was on th hdd3.

vi /etc/lilo.conf (change of create it)
/sbin/lilo (will write it to the boot record)
reboot (it should boot on its own as long as you set bios to boot from hdd Secondary Slave)
 
Old 01-20-2006, 08:33 AM   #3
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do you have another Linux installed, and does IT have a bootloader? If so, you would edit the config file for that Linux setup.
You can always install bootloader later---from any Linux distro. GRUB manual has the details.
 
Old 01-20-2006, 11:10 PM   #4
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no, i dont have a bootloader installed.
Will do it from gentoo.
Thanks to you guys.

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