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Old 12-15-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
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quick favour! post up your lilo.conf


hey people, can someone post up a default (read unmodified) copy of mandrake 9.2's lilo.conf...

I installed Mandy, then installed Knoppix (onto a different partition) thinking Knoppix's bootloader would be clever enough to find mandrake (hell it can find XP Pro) but no, so now I can't boot into mandrake (I don't have the mandrake CD's so I can't recover the bootloader that way) I'll have to add the lines needed to boot Mandrake into Knoppix's lilo.conf

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Old 12-15-2003, 03:29 PM   #2
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Simply add this replacing root with whatever partition you have installed Mandrake , run lilo , and reboot.

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="mdk92"
root=/dev/hda3
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht splash=silent"
vga=788
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Old 12-15-2003, 03:32 PM   #3
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thanks - will try that now!

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Old 12-15-2003, 03:42 PM   #4
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lilo said there wasn't a valid boot image in the first sector of where mandrake is located. great.

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Old 12-15-2003, 04:23 PM   #5
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try posting you entire lilo.conf
 
Old 12-16-2003, 08:59 AM   #6
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You'll need to make a directory for Mdk in Knoppix (eg /mnt/mdk) and then mount that partition in Knoppix. Change /etc/fstab so that Mdk will be mounted automatically at boot.
Then you can doctor the /etc/lilo.conf to recognize the Mdk partition.

Remember, vmlinuz will be in /mnt/mdk/boot, or whatever you called the Mdk partition
 
  


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