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Old 08-02-2005, 07:40 AM   #1
shadkong
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lilo: how to boot two Linux systems?


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# Boot Slackware
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda7
label = Slackware
read-only

# Boot Debian
image = /mnt/hda8/boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda8
label = Debian
read-only
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I wirte the lilo.conf like this. But it cannot boot Debian. I use Slackware before, and install Debian today, but I don't know how to boot it. Who can tell me?
Thanks!

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Old 08-02-2005, 07:46 AM   #2
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Did you run

Code:
#/sbin/lilo
Running lilo is necessary after you make changes to lilo config file...Also check the device/partition you are using for Debian.


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Old 08-02-2005, 07:49 AM   #3
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Your problem seems to be here

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# Boot Debian
image = /mnt/hda8/boot/vmlinuz
 
Old 08-02-2005, 11:51 AM   #4
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have a look here...
some suggestions

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...18#post1473418

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Old 08-02-2005, 03:36 PM   #5
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Hmm... the most basic suggestion I would make is: run grub, not LILO! It's simply better. And quite easy to install.

With LILO, if you make a careless mistake you'll find yourself rummaging around for a boot-CDROM. Whereas with grub you find yourself in an environment from which you can actually do something about the problem and continue. (For instance, if you tpyo'd something in the grub.conf file, you can get the system up-and-running anyway.)
 
  


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