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Old 11-10-2008, 02:14 AM   #1
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Installing LILO


Hello Everybody,

I have some difficulties in multi OS booting. Is there anyway to install LILO on fedora/RH for multi OS booting after I have wholly completed the installation? Many thanks in advance!


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Old 11-10-2008, 02:34 AM   #2
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As long as the initramfs (initrd) images have been created, it's somewhat trivial. On possibility:

1. boot from a LiveCD which has lilo
2. mount the partition with '/boot' somewhere - let's say on /mnt
3. create a lilo configuration file with the appropriate lilo 'root', 'boot', and kernel 'root' parameters
4. invoke lilo: lilo -C myliloconf

Hmm .. maybe I misunderstood your question - my answer was for a case where you have no bootloader but a fully installed system. If you want to add the other systems it is preferable that you control lilo from only one of the installations. You just have to remember to have all the other systems' 'boot' directories mounted somewhere so that you can tell lilo where to find everything; the alternative to that is to make a copy of the other kernel and initrd files in a single boot directory but that's a nuisance. SO - your lilo config file might have entries like this:

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-1
...
image=/mnt/install2/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-1
...
image=/mnt/install3/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-1
...
 
Old 11-10-2008, 03:16 AM   #3
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Thank you Pinniped,

I'll follow you guide and try to build the LILO. However, I have just encountered another problem, I have just had my flashplayer plugin upgraded. Problems happened now that, browsers (firefox and seamonkey) closed itself automatically when they come to animated pic and flash media.

Similar happened before but was fixed when I reinstall a lower version of adobe flashplayer e.g. ver 6 or 7 (now is ver 10). However, it didn't work this time. When I remove the libflashplayer.so, the browsers seem ok and wouldn't close itself but with all the animated pic and flash media disabled. Could you give me some hints on this. Many thanks in advance.



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Old 11-10-2008, 03:31 AM   #4
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It would be better to start a new thread about the flashplayer. Anyway, *all* versions of Adobe's flash player are incredibly buggy - the issue with the player crashing and taking down your browser when you visit a site is several years old. One suggestion I saw somewhere was to use some plugin to prevent any downloads without you clicking to start the download. I can't imagine how that would actually help. Personally I avoid the flash player and any sites which 'require' it.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 06:08 AM   #5
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Many thanks Pinniped for all your help and advices.



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