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Old 07-09-2004, 12:14 AM   #1
ninadb
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my way of booting some suggestions /comments reqd


Hi

I have installed slack 9.1 on a reiserfs filesystem. Also i have installed
zipslack on /dev/hda5.
I do not want to use LILO to boot linux. I always have used LOADLIN and booted thru a floppy. But these floppies get corrupted very quickly. So i decide to use Loadlin option from hd

I have added the following lines in config.sys
[menu]
menuitem=linuxumsdos, linux umsdos
menuitem=linuxreiserfs, linux reiserfs
menuitem=win98

[linuxumsdos]

[linuxreisefs]

the shell= command goes here

[win98]


I have called this confg.sys from autoexec.bat

When i reboot my pc i get the above menu. i select option 2 and I boot into slack91 on reiserfs I select option 3 and I boot into win 98
When I select option 1 i cannot boot into zipslack and win 98 starts by default

How can this be done or is there any alternative way of doiing the same

Also when I installed slack it gave me the option of not installing LILO

Is the same option given for all other distros
like Fedora,RH,debian,gentoo
(i would like to give a try to one of these )

Also can the above method be applied to all other distros (umsdos option may not be available in all of them)



Thanks and Regards
Ninad
 
Old 07-10-2004, 11:10 AM   #2
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why no lilo? how about grub? as far as loading linux from windows that is fine little script. but why. why why?? I do not understand the problem with lilo or grub both will not only protect windows from mbr viruses they make it so much easier.
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Old 07-12-2004, 07:32 AM   #3
ninadb
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Hi

Thanks atleast someone replied. Ok so now I have decided to give LILO try
can I do it now (I have installed slack w/o LILO and am booting through loadlin)

I have heard a lot that all bootloaders write to MBR and it will endanger my windows install
Also I have read how smooth it is after installing LILO or GRUB and as per what I have read from the forums and only 1 reply to my question it seems that 95% people use MBR bootloaders

Please suggest


Thanks
Ninad
 
Old 07-18-2004, 02:35 AM   #4
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HI

Well finally I gave it a try and installed lilo and everything is working fine

This is first time I have booted Linux with a boot loader. I will remember todays date
18/7/04

I m becoming more confident than ever


Thanks and regards

Ninad
 
  


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