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Old 06-08-2003, 01:02 PM   #1
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NetBSD, Redhat Linux 8 and Windows XP??


I'm downloading NetBSD right now. I want to make a multiple dual boot with Windows XP pro, Redhat Linux 8 and NetBSD. I never ever used NetBSD by itself or with one or more OS. Is there a certain way to partition with NetBSD for me to have a multiple dual boot?? I know at one time i tryed Windows XP pro, MS-DOS 6.22 and Redhat Linux. It could not do it. If someone has some information on how to set up a multiple dual boot please reply back. I put this in the Linux Newbie forum because i'm a learner to almost everything. Thanks guys.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 01:41 PM   #2
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just add other = /dev/hdx #x for the drive
label = xxx
into lilo.conf
 
Old 06-08-2003, 01:46 PM   #3
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I really don't understand what that meant. I have no clue what to do when NetBSD is complete. Please reply back.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 01:46 PM   #4
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do you use lilo on startup
 
Old 06-08-2003, 01:50 PM   #5
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no i use grub. I currently have Windows XP and Redhat 8 as a dual boot. I wanted to add NetBSD. Please reply back. Thanks.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 01:51 PM   #6
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i dont know anything about grub sry
 
Old 06-08-2003, 01:54 PM   #7
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ok then lets do it your way. When NetBSD is complete i'm going to use Lilo. Can you help me with Lilo?? Please reply. Thanks.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:03 PM   #8
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its very simple here is my /etc/lilo.conf il explain what the things do:
Code:
boot=/dev/hda < this is where your boot disk should be
prompt < prompts the startup and you can choose which distro
timeout=50 < startup atomaticly the default when the time has run out
vga=791 <  shows the console at startup in 1024x786
append = "hdc=ide-scsi"  < if you have a burner youl need this[i]

image=/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage <  my recompiled kernel
        label="Linux_Compiled" <  the label
        root=/dev/hda2  what the root partition is
        read-only 
        optional

image=/boot/System.old   <  the kernel before i recompiled
        label="System.old"
        root=/dev/hda2
        read-only
here is what the xp thing should look like:
Code:
other = /dev/hdx #hdx means hda hdb etc the drive you have xp on 
label="Xp" #the label is yours to chose
lilo is pretty easy to understand

cheers

erling (just ask)

Last edited by killi; 06-08-2003 at 02:05 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:10 PM   #9
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I was really getting a good look at that and it does not seem easy. I never had a multiple dual boot before. I have a feeling when i set up this multiple dual boot i probably going to screw thing up really bad. I'm more likely good at that. Please reply back.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:11 PM   #10
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I got like 5 hours left on my download. I hope someone is around to help me. That's a estimate time.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:12 PM   #11
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nothing to worry about i was a noob when i had problems with
lilo and i know pretty much about lilo and its hard first but
after a while you get the hang of it

cheers

erling

if you mess up lilo just try again
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:16 PM   #12
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Windows Xp would come first right?? Then what Redhat Linux 8 or NetBSD?? I don't understand the lilo. Can we take this step by step?? Please reply back.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:18 PM   #13
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just add first xp and then or do you have kcontrol on your red hat
because there you have a lilo configurator just press probe on that and
then youl get a working lilo
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:19 PM   #14
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lilo is prettu simple its just some simple commands to start the
distro just try to learn them from my post
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:21 PM   #15
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read this lilo thing: http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/workshops/li...tall/lilo.html
 
  


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