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it really shouldn't matter at all. although i'd suggest using redhat or mandrake for fiddling with lilo, as i'd not be suprised if Lindows makes it far too obscure to do, but i don't know if it does or not. but the order should be pretty irrelevant, as it's all linux.
For easy setup you would install the distro you want to manage Lilo from last. That way it should detect your other Linux installs. Make boot disks for all.
Tinkster has a good suggestion about installing Lilo to the "/" (root) partition of the other distros. It saves some headache.
Nah, you can chroot into the / directory of the partition that lilo is to be ran from. Then, with full path, run lilo to make the changes. You don't HAVE to have it on a seperate /boot partition I don't
Originally posted by MasterC Nah, you can chroot into the / directory of the partition that lilo is to be ran from. Then, with full path, run lilo to make the changes. You don't HAVE to have it on a separate /boot partition ;) I don't
Heh ... to be able to add several kernels to lilo's
menu they need to be visible when lilo is run?
How do you chroot to two different partitions
at a time? ;)
chroot assures that lilo.conf is at the expected place, /etc
for the other vmlinux'es, you must mount the partition which contains them - preferably on /mnt/hd* so no matter what you boot, most of images will be in the correct place as indicated in lilo.conf
This does cause a dilemma - your question made me realize that I always have a "primary" partition from which I run lilo,so that the other bootables are always in a mounted partition.