LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General > LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories
User Name
Password
LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories Just spent four hours configuring your favorite program? Just figured out a Linux problem that has been stumping you for months?
Post your Linux Success Stories here.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-12-2004, 01:04 PM   #1
insyte
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Slackware Current
Posts: 307

Rep: Reputation: 30
installed GRUB over winxp slack and mandrake and LILO


Well I've been wanting to make myself a /boot partition and install GRUB on my system.
And I did all this without messing up my system.

While in slack I compiled and installed GRUB and made myself a GRUB bootdisk. I then edited my etc/fstab to add a partition that didn't exist yet and made a mount point called /boottobe

I rebooted using slack CD1 then ran cfdisk, deleted my last reiserf partition (which was empty), split it into 2. Then ran setup just to format the two new partitions, (the last partition will be mounted on /boottobe) then reboot again to slack.

In slack, I copied the contents of /boot into /boottobe/slackware. Also copied /mandrake/boot into /boottobe/mandrake. I also emptied the /boot directories of my mandrake and slack. Made
my /boottobe/grub/menu.lst and copied the stage1.5 files.

Edited my etc/fstab for slack and changed mountpoint /boottobe to /boot. Also edited /etc/fstab for mandrake and added the new /boot partition.

Reboot using GRUB floppy and installed into MBR. And after several retries (apparently I had errors when I wrote my menu.lst) I was able to boot into slack again. Mandrake and WinXP worked too.

Hooray hooray
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WinXP/Slack (LILO) Casket Linux - Newbie 7 10-16-2005 07:42 AM
Installed Fedora after Winxp, no grub =( colinexl Linux - Newbie 2 01-13-2005 11:45 AM
LILO, WinXP and Slack 9.0 - need help flame Slackware - Installation 4 02-08-2004 03:33 PM
i got RH8 & WinXP installed and properly working by GRUB. how can i reinstall WINXP? kublador Linux - Newbie 4 06-23-2003 12:00 PM
Had RH9 installed with Grub, after Mandrake 9 install, lilo took over marinkog Linux - Software 1 04-05-2003 11:59 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration