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Old 08-01-2003, 06:13 PM   #1
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Booting GRUB through LILO?


alright, i have both redhat 9 and mandrake 9.1 booting through GRUB, and now i installed slackware 9 but it only gives me the option of using LILO...

should i go ahead and have LILO installed and find some way to boot redhat 9 and mandrake 9.1 using that (how would i go about doing that?)

can i make a grub entry for slack? (how would i do that?)

or can i just boot grub through lilo (guess what i would have typed here)

lots of questions, any help would be appreciated!


here are my grub entries:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,3)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=3
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,3)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-19.9)
root (hd0,3)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-19.9 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-19.9.img
title Mandrake Linux 9.1
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.21-0.25mdk root=/dev/hda6 devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=off
initrd /initrd-2.4.21-0.25mdk.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
ea6
 
Old 08-01-2003, 06:49 PM   #2
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They have a good example in the man page
#man lilo

Shouldn't be to difficult to solve

EDIT: btw booting GRUB through lilo???? just remove lilo and edit your grub.configariton file if you want grub instead

Last edited by lappen; 08-01-2003 at 06:51 PM.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:02 PM   #3
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Hi SM

One option is just to skip installing a bootloader when your installing Slack9 - then just add an entry for Slack 9 in your Grub.conf file when your in one of your other distros - just use the same format as the other Linux entries - remembering to put in the correct name of the Slack kernel, Root partition etc etc
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:11 PM   #4
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yes, i want to add a new entry, but i don't know where my slack kernal is...

it isn't in my boot partition, but in a boot directory in hda5 (where slack is installed)

is the kernal image the vmlinuz file?
also, there is no initrd file...
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:21 PM   #5
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Yes - thats right

Often - you'll find the kernel image in the Boot directory of the relevant Root partition.

Yes the kernel image is the vmlinuz file (or a pointer to it)

You dont always need an Initial Ram disk (initrd.img)

In the case of Slackware 9 you dont need one as far as I remeber.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:50 PM   #6
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alright, cool, i'll make an entry, but now onto another thread, new problem (booted slack through cd)
 
  


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