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Old 09-02-2004, 05:06 AM   #1
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Triple boot Mandrake, Xandros, Windows ME


Hi there,
I have a system on which I would like to triple boot Mandrake, Xandros and Windows ME. I have 3 separate hard disks. I was able to dual boot Xandros and Windows ME fine, then I tried to install Mandrake on the 3rd disk. I can get to LILO fine, and then into Mandrake and Windows also - but my Xandros has disappeared...I guess the question is - how to I get Xandros to be recognized in LILO as another OS?
Thanks for your help
Mike
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:37 AM   #2
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check your /etc/lilo.conf file, it must contain a 'bootable partition config' section for each
of the OS's.
if there is no config-section for xandros, just add it , save the file and run 'lilo'

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Old 09-02-2004, 06:39 PM   #3
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You'll notice that there's likely a mount point representing Windows (perhaps /mnt/windows). Create one for Xandros
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mkdir /mnt/xandros
then add the selection to your /etc/fstab file
Code:
/dev/hdb1  /mnt/xandros  <filesystem type>  defaults 0 0
That's an example. ymmv. Read man fstab for a few more (there's a howto at www.tldp.org too.)
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:42 PM   #4
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i think he wants to be able to boot xandros ( os ) from the lilo-screen.
not just mount the partition ....?

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Old 09-02-2004, 08:14 PM   #5
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...and then configure lilo. Without the mount point, it'll never work.

So, yes, one has to then add a stanza to /etc/lilo.conf and then run /sbin/lilo

The easiest way to be sure it boots correctly the first time is to mount the Xandros partition and go to its /boot directory and see what the exact name of the kernel is (a good idea to open /mnt/xandros/etc/lilo.conf and see what's there as far as the "append" line and "initrd", if there are any). Mandrake's graphical bootloader fixer-upper is not so great for adding linux (works okay for adding windows when not already detected.) Shame it wasn't the other way around (xandros/mandy). Ah well, its faster with CLI anyhow.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 08:36 PM   #6
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you don't need a mountpoint for xandros in the mandrake dir-tree
to boot xandros , only a section in the lilo.conf ( and then run lilo )

you can make one though , but it's not needed to boot or to configure lilo.....

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Old 09-03-2004, 10:33 AM   #7
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Would this be the same for Mandrake, Fedora Core 2 and XP triple boot sys?
I am guessing tes since the problem looks the same.

I have Mandrake 10 and XP running perfectly but Fedora seems to remove Mandrake from my boot list. I know it is still there but I can't boot it.

So then by following the instructions above with the required adjustments should restore Mandrake to the list of OS's on my PC.

Right?
 
Old 09-03-2004, 11:13 AM   #8
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yip, i think it should work, you have to add the right /dev/hdXX etc info for mandrake
in your /etc/lilo.conf, then run lilo......

should be ok :-)

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