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Old 03-02-2003, 04:53 PM   #1
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Talking Lilo Install (multiple OS) question.


OK I'm going to install 3 OS's on my laptop.

1. Redhat 8.0
2. Mandrake 9.1
3. Lindows

I will have RH and Mandrake share /home /tmp and swap

Does it matter which one I install first ?

also can I manage LILO from any/all of them ?
 
Old 03-02-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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Re: Lilo Install (multiple OS) question.

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Originally posted by kkempter
OK I'm going to install 3 OS's on my laptop.

1. Redhat 8.0
2. Mandrake 9.1
3. Lindows

I will have RH and Mandrake share /home /tmp and swap

Does it matter which one I install first ?
Not really ...

Quote:
also can I manage LILO from any/all of them ?
Only if you also share boot, too ... :)
However, you can chose to use one of them as the master,
have it install lilo into mbr, and the other two with lilo
on their respective / ...

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-02-2003, 05:02 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 08:21 PM   #4
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Quote:
Does it matter which one I install first ?
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.
Good Luck.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 07:41 AM   #5
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You need to have a common, exact copies, or a single lilo.conf (s) to avoid confusion.

Multiple boot diskettes are not required except for a write-protected backup.

I always boot (3 or 4 linux'es +Win ME) from diskette and keep my common lilo.conf on the boot diskette(s) - lions reside in rewriting your hard drive mbr.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 09:19 AM   #6
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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

Cool
 
Old 03-03-2003, 12:34 PM   #7
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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

Cool
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? ;)

Cheers,
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Old 03-03-2003, 02:20 PM   #8
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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.
 
  


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