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Old 04-01-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
comet.berkeley
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Dual ( triple) Boot Ubuntu ( Mythbuntu ) using lilo instead of grub


I hate grub and much prefer lilo.

One of my machines now will boot one of 3 operating systems using lilo and not grub:
Slackware , Mythbuntu or NetBSD

Here are the relevant /etc/lilo.conf entries:
Code:
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/sda2
  label =  slackware
  read-only  # Partitions should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /ubuntu/vmlinuz
  initrd = /ubuntu/initrd.img
  root="UUID=a64394d8-1e6e-47b1-9831-142c2f08e5f5"
  label = mythbuntu
  read-only  # Partitions should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# NetBSD bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/sda3
  label = netbsd
  table = /dev/sda
# NetBSD bootable partition config ends
On Slackware I mount the Mythbuntu partition under the /ubuntu directory.

The entry finds the Mythbuntu kernel and the initrd image by using
symbolic links in the root directory:
Code:
/ubuntu/vmlinuz    -> /ubuntu/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic
/ubuntu/initrd.img -> /ubuntu/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
I had trouble with the Mythbuntu entry until I changed the root= entry from root=/dev/sda1 to root="UUID..."

The symptom was that the /scripts/init-bottom script could not find the root directory.

Last edited by comet.berkeley; 04-01-2012 at 01:59 PM. Reason: more thoughts.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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Question is that all?

Simply not forgetting to declare /dev/sda1 will most likely help, or so I think...

Cheers,
Dumdadum

Last edited by dumdadum; 07-25-2013 at 10:57 AM.
 
  


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