Hi to all,
my goal is to have multiple linux distributions installed on my laptop, but I
can't figure out how to do it.
A few questions in random order first:
1. Where should I put lilo: in the MBR or any first sector of some root
partition fits? I already have lilo placed in the first sector of a root
partition, can I live it there?
Also, how does lilo.conf have to look like?
2. should I have many /boot partitions (one for each installed distro) or
only one is sufficient? I know the /boot dir contains the kernel image file
which is loaded by lilo, can it contain many different kernel images safely?
Would a successive installation overwrite some files of a previous inst.?
BTW, another question is why to have /boot mounted on a separate partition:
if it can contain many kernel images, the answer is obvious, otherwise what's the reason for it? To have the system boot from a primary partition? But does Linux care of primary vs. logical partitions at all? The literature answers it doesn't, but when I try to install some red-hat based distro in the free space of my HDD, the Disk Druid complains it can't create the root partition because there are already four primary partitions (which is true, BTW).
Anyway, please let me know how many /boot partitions are needed, whether the boot partition must be primary or not, how its layout should look like (which files should it contain), where to put lilo and how to configure it.
Thanks in advance,