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i am new in linux. this is the partition i have in my hdd (in order) windows Red Hat mandrake
i installed windows then Red Hat then Mandrake (in that case i can choose between Mandrake and windows only, Red Hat failed) then i installed again Red Hat ( in this second case only windows and Red Hat load)
i tried to load Mandrake from the floppy but it failed
so if someone have a solution for that problem it will be welcome.
thank you in advance
Go ahead and install as it is, but you need to choose either RH's boot loader, OR Mandrakes, not both. Then when you decide (let's assume you chose Mandrakes) you need to copy your kernel image to the /boot directory of the distro that is going to be doing the booting. SO you will need to (as root) in a terminal:
copy over from RH's partition the /boot/vmlinuz-something file to Mandrake's partition /boot/vmlinuz-RedHat
Then make an entry into LILO and then when LILO pops up you can boot either RH, Mandy OR winbloze.
If this is what you want to do, and you need more info (and a search doesn't yield much) then respond and I'll be glad to walk you through it a little better.
thank you very much
i shoose Red Hat's boot loader and i copy the file kernel from another computer to the boot directery of Red Hat but i get the folowing message "no such partion hd6"
hd6 is the partition where Mandrake is installed (i get that message before and after cpoying the kernel image)
i used the disk manager and i saw "?" in the partition of Mandrake
now i dont know what to do
please if you have any other suggetion it will be welcome
but i can entrer to the Mandkrake partition, when i try to load Mandrake with GRUB on Red Hat its said " No such partition hd6"
so should i install Mandrake again and use lilo Mandrake loader to configure the Red Hat partition ?
if there are no solution with Red Hat i can reinstall Mandrake and use its loader ( LILO)
i am new in linux and i am learning through my mistakes no problem
thank you for you quiek help
any other suggestion ? if its possible
thank u again
i am using LILO Mandrake's boot loder. i did what u suggeted to me to do but i still have a problem to boot Red Hat and i get the folowing error message " mount error 22 mounting ext3 flags freeing unused kernel memory :136 freed
Kernel panic : no init found. Try passing init=option kernel"
what all that does it mean i dont know what it is talking about
Have you any suggestion again
It should also be in the /boot directory of the redhat partition...
Oh, maybe that is something I haven't mentioned... Have you been mounting the partitions and then copying from that mounted partitions /boot point, or something similar to get that kernel information over to Mandrake's /boot partition? That's something you'll need to do to get that info over.
her how to make a boot floppy disk from the redht's CD
D:\> cd \dosutils
Enter disk image source file name: ..\images\boot.img
Enter target diskette drive: a:
Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and
press --ENTER-- : [Enter]
You'll wanna mount the partition that you are installing RH to while you are booted into Mandy. So boot into Mandy, create a mount point, say /mnt/rh so now we will mount rh at /mnt/rh:
(as root) mount -t ext3 /dev/hdx /mnt/rh
Where /dev/hdx is the parition that you installed rh to.
Then you can see the /boot directory on the rh partition, and copy things over. To enter the boot partition you'd:
That should work to make things easier for ya.
I hope that makes a bit more sense... I am sorry if it doesn't and I will be glad to break it down a bit more if it doesn't. I am not sure on your level of experience and what you do know as far as linux goes, so I am not sure how to explain it for you. Let me know, I can break it down better. Also, if you need help, go ahead and post here what 'fdisk -l' shows.
excuse me i am lost i did what u asked me to do but i can mount the partition plaese can you give step by step what command should i do to mount and copy the files ?
i use the graphic mode in Mandrake to see the partitions but i can mount it
the partition in witch RH is installed is the hda5