Yes it can be done:
install english version, during install create:
/ a root partition probably hda1
<swap> probably hda5
When it asks you if you want to format these write down the drive designation ie: hda1 and hda5, you will need this later. continue on with install
leave enough room(freespace) for the chinese install say 2gig. I use lilo so I will be using lilo to boot these systems in these instructions. When done installing, boot the system and make sure everything is good to go.
shutdown and start the chinese install:
Start the chinese install, when you partition the drive select the freespace you left, and label that as:
/ a root directory, probably going to be hda2
the swap drive can be shared
DONT FORMAT THE / "ROOT" PARTITON FROM YOUR FIRST INSTALL!! You can select it to be mounted but dont format it.
When it asks you if you want to format these write down the drive designation ie: hda2, you will need this later. continue on with install. DONT INSTALL LILO OR GRUB TO DISK. Create a boot disk at end of install.
When done you will boot up into the english version.
mount your chinese versions root directory:
mount -t ext2 or ext3 /dev/hda2 /mnt
cp /mnt/boot/vmlinux-2.4.7-10 /boot/vmlinux-2.4.7-10-chin
mv /boot/vmlinux-2.4.7-10 /boot/vmlinux-2.4.7-10-eng
so now you have 2 kernels in /boot on your english version:
Your going to edit /etc/lilo.conf (yours may not be exactlly the same)
Image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10-eng #your english kernel
Label = linux
Root = /dev/hda1 #whatever partition eng / is on
Image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10-chin #your chinese kernel
Label = chinese
Root = /dev/hda2 #whatever partition chin / is on
After you are done editing lilo.conf run /sbin/lilo -v to make the changes to the boot loader.
Now when your computer boots up you will have the choice to select:
I took the liberty to guess you are using redhat7.2. The partition identifiers may be different make sure to write them down during the install. Any probs, dont be afraid to post.
If someone sees somthing wrong with what I said plz correct me.
Last edited by hanzerik; 04-10-2002 at 10:13 AM.