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Old 08-20-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
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dual booting : not asking about the installation


Hello all,
i've XP, Redhat and slackware 10.1 on my machine
boot loader is of Redhat 9
i haven't installed the boot loader of slackware anywhere
Now i was thinking that suppose if i format the drive of Redhat........i think to retrieve the
slackware i would just need to boot from its cd and to load lilo in MBR.

am i right???
 
Old 08-20-2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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If you are used to grub, you're likely to be seriously disappointed in lilo.
I prefer to always use a separate /boot partition, so deleting a distro doesn't cause the problem you are fearing. You might like to consider it to save future repetitions.

As to your question, I'd suggest you build the (separate) /boot, and (from current RH9) install grub there, and copy your current grub.conf over - should work with minimal changes.
If you *reallly* want to use lilo, you probably could run liloconfig from your current Slack install, and direct it to the MBR. Will presumably need some updates to /etc/lilo.conf (???) to handle the multi-boot properly.

Head over to the Slackware forum - quick search should give you some hints.
 
  


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