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Old 09-18-2002, 06:51 PM   #1
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Cool Dual boot Linux's on different hds?


I have installed RH7.2 on my hda3 with lilo on the MBR and have now installed RH7.2 (using Reiser file system) on another harddrive (hdb1).

I edited lilo.conf to include my new Linux (Reiserfs) but it seems to be looking for the root on my original installation (hda/hda3) when I select to boot from the new Linux.

Is it possible to do this type of dual booting and what would I have to edit in the lilo.conf to make it boot from hdb1 ( I have Windows installed on hda1 and everything is working fine)?


Thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-18-2002, 06:57 PM   #2
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Hi,
You have to tell it what disk is your root disk with the root directive in /etc/lilo.conf. See lilo's documentation, but it goes something like:

root=/dev/hdb1

Hope it helps,
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Old 09-19-2002, 10:57 PM   #3
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This post may help you.

Could you also post a copy of your lilo.conf file.
 
Old 09-22-2002, 12:26 PM   #4
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I figured it out...I needed to add to my image line in my lilo.conf that the root was located in /dev/hdb1/....
That still didn't work until I reformated the harddrive using ext3 and reinstalled the kernel...and that worked!!
Looks like RH7.2 does not boot when the harddrive is formatted using the ReiserFS.
 
  


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