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Old 07-16-2004, 01:39 AM   #1
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adding another linux os`


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I'm running fedora core2.I'd like to know how I could add another linux os,viz. debian to my my machine,without changing the present boot scheme.I have kept aside 50 gigs for the debian install.Do I need to have a separate swap for debian too?I'm using woody and it's installer is not exactly state of the art.What do I specify about bootloader configs during the install?Please advise.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 01:42 AM   #2
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Absolutely nothing. You don't install a boot loader from the Debian installer, instead, you just remember the partition you installed and edit your current boot loader to reflect the new distro. You can use the same swap partition by specifying the same partition.

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I tried that ,but LILO kep erasing the present boot config.What should I do to prevent that from happening.
 
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Don't install a boot loader at all while installing debian.

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Old 07-16-2004, 02:12 AM   #5
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You may even judiciously share the /home partition .. that is, if you have assigned a different partition for the home directory.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 01:08 AM   #6
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I tried that ,but LILO kep erasing the present boot config.What should I do to prevent that from happening.
If you are changing the file /etc/lilo.conf to modify the Lilo boot config, you have to compile it before rebooting. If you don't compile it, it won't change anything.

After modifying /etc/lilo.conf to your likings...

cd /sbin
./lilo

This will compile lilo.conf. Now reboot and see if the boot options haven't changed.

Hope this has anything to to with the problem,
ian
 
  


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