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Old 09-19-2003, 12:46 PM   #1
aymbpc
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Hi
I had a couple of clarifications
In the LILO what is the meaning of this particualr stmt
boot=/dev/hda
root=/dev/hda6
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-3
other=/dev/hda1
label="NT"
Secondly where can i find System Monitor(i wish to view the processes running) in KDE.
Thank you
Ajay
 
Old 09-19-2003, 01:18 PM   #2
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boot=/dev/hda - where LILO is installed - ie MBR

root=/dev/hda6 - The device name of the root partition

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-3 - the kernel image and where its located - ie /boot

other=/dev/hda1 - the device name of the partition that NT is on

label="NT" - NT label name as it should appear in the LILO boot menu.


For the processes: open a shell

su
root password

top

or

ps -aux | less

Last edited by Skyline; 09-19-2003 at 01:21 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 01:33 PM   #3
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Hi
Thank you very much for your reply.
Just a small question.
other=/dev/hda1 - the device name of the partition that NT is on
What do u mean by device name.I mean it is on the hard disk only.
root=/dev/hda6 - The device name of the root partition
What is this root partition.
Sorry for the trouble.
Ajay
 
Old 09-19-2003, 01:48 PM   #4
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The device name /dev/hda1 is just a standard way of describing the first partition of an IDE drive on the Primary master channel - just think of it as a standard name that Linux uses to describe the partition.

The Root partition is just the main partition were the OS is installed on.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 06:12 AM   #5
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"boting" I thought this thread was about "Robot Wars!" hehehe.

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