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Old 03-30-2002, 01:52 AM   #1
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I am interested in installing the latest woody snapshot of debian on my linux drive (hdb) It's a 20 gig hd and I have dedicated a 6 gig logical partition to experimenting with other distros. I am currently running rh7.2 (engima) on hdb already. I would like to know what the best procedure is for installing debian so that I have a triple lilo boot. Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 03-30-2002, 06:34 AM   #2
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I suggest if you have the bandwidth you do a netinstall, just head over to DebianPlanet and do a search for netinstall, or you can always download the iso's, but I'm not sure if they have an iso for Woody. Good choice btw I run Debian Woody on the XFS file system and have yet to have any problems.
 
Old 03-30-2002, 10:02 AM   #3
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I have an 8cd set of snapshot 3/14/2002 from a fellow in the bay area who kindly burned them for me. I''m way back in the boondocks of Ympqua National Forest with a 26400 baud rate! Still I've been able to use the RH Network and up2date quite to my satisfaction. I was hoping that aptget would do the same. Do I just do a CDROM boot and install it on my /deb partition using a common /home and /swap?
 
Old 03-30-2002, 01:41 PM   #4
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If the cd is bootable that should do it, the power of apt-get and dpkg are amazing indeed.
 
Old 03-30-2002, 03:38 PM   #5
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Yes, you can just boot and install, just remember not to install lilo, you'll need to add it manually to your main lilo.conf, but it won't be a problem.
 
Old 06-10-2002, 12:01 PM   #6
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Ok, I installed windows and copied my partitions to my other hard drive that is the same size. I was running a dual boot on my original hard drive with Debian and windows XP. I copied all of my parittions to my new hard drive with drive image except my windows partition (which I installed seperately before transferring my Linux partitoins). On my new hard drive I have all of that but installed Suse also. I am now dual booting Suse and XP with Suse's version of Lilo on the MBR. When I am in Suse, I can see all my Debian files in the Debian partition. When I try to pick Debian as the option in Lilo, I get a secondary green dos-like Lilo menu. When I try to pick Debian from that, it does nothing, but when I try to pick any other option from there it boots ok like windows or suse. My Debian drive is located on /dev/hda3. Does anyone have a solution for this?
 
Old 06-10-2002, 02:13 PM   #7
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It looks like there's somathing wrong with Debian lilo configuration. Open /etc/lilo.conf from Debian partition and look if it has an entry for the right kernel (especially root= line).
 
Old 06-10-2002, 02:42 PM   #8
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I never touched the /etc/lilo.conf file in the Debian partition. I am using Suse's version of lilo to boot. I was dual booting just fine with my original physical hard drive with XP and Debian.
 
Old 06-10-2002, 04:24 PM   #9
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But your configuration has changed. So Debian lilo should be reconfigured.
 
  


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