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Old 04-04-2003, 01:29 PM   #1
Val3ntin
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yet another boot question


I'm having a special program in the MBR (EZ-BIOS) that let's my PC use all the 40GB of the HDD's space (without it, the bios sees only 32 GB) so it's no way I'm going to let a boot loader get in there.
I'm having Win Me installed on HDA2 and RedHat 8 on HDC2.
Actually I'm booting with a floppy in Linux (the linux partition has grub installed) and that takes quite some time (till the kernel gets loaded). I was wondering how can I put grub or lilo on the floppy and tell it to boot from hdc2.
Any answers are most welcome, thank you in advance!
 
Old 04-04-2003, 02:20 PM   #2
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cant you install a boot loader in one of the partitions instead of the MBR? I think there is such an options under Slack 8.1 install and Debian 3.0 ( the ones I have installed lately).
 
Old 04-04-2003, 02:23 PM   #3
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Like I said: I have GRUB installed on the linux partition (HDC2). The partition is set as primary. The problem is getting the system to boot from it. That's what I need the floppy to do, boot the HDC2, not load the kernel from itself then boot.
 
Old 04-04-2003, 10:17 PM   #4
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With a blank floppy in the drive, try the following:

root (hd2,1)
setup (fd0)

Last edited by paneless; 04-04-2003 at 10:21 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 07:13 AM   #5
Val3ntin
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Thank you for the suggestion!
I've managed to get it on my own by installing LILO in the HDA, so that the special program EZ-BIOS starts first, then LILO, and I've configured LILO to boot the Win&Linux partitions.
Very good thing KDE has that GUI for configuring LILO in the Control Center... it gives acces easily to available functions and to the "raw" conf file itself.
 
  


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