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Old 01-12-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
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multi boot with lilo zenwalk,slackware,windows


Please help me fast

I installed zenwalk removing my debian and installed lilo to mbr (earlier it was grub in mbr).

The lilo didnt find my slackware (i chainloaded slackware to grub earlier so my slackware lilo is in the root partition)

but it found my windows

in zenwalk terms
sda1 - windows
sda3 - zenwalk
sda6 - slackware

1 quick question why is my hard drive detected as sda in zenwalk and hda in slackware


This is what i tried

In zenwalk lilo(which is in mbr) i inserted the following lines
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda6
label = Slackware
read-only

but it booted into slackware and the displayed a message kernel panic -
give the correct root . in slackware lilo the drives are /dev/hda not sda. is this the problem??

What can i do.

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Old 01-12-2010, 08:33 AM   #2
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In your Zenwalk's lilo.conf, put this:
Code:
other = /dev/sda6
  label = Slackware
Then run Zenwalk's lilo, and you should be OK.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 08:36 AM   #3
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Please help me fast
As the old saying goes---"We have two speeds: If you don't like this one, you will surely not like the other."

I'm having trouble seeing what your configuration is. Please confirm:
LILO is in the MBR
You are using the LILO config file in (Zenwalk) /etc
You can boot into Zenwalk
You can boot into Windows?

hda vs sda: The old Linux way was to refer to IDE/PATA drives as hdX and SCSI and SATA as sdX. The modern way is for everything to be sdX. (This has nothing to do with LILO.)

Finally, are you using the exact kernel name for Slackware in you LILO config file, and did you run LILO after changing the file?
 
Old 01-12-2010, 09:02 AM   #4
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Hi all thank you very much

Pixellany

I'm having trouble seeing what your configuration is. Please confirm:
LILO is in the MBR
You are using the LILO config file in (Zenwalk) /etc
You can boot into Zenwalk
You can boot into Windows?

This is right

I ran /sbin/lilo after editing lilo.conf

As told above this is wht i have done

In zenwalk lilo(which is in mbr) i inserted the following lines
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda6
label = Slackware
read-only
 
Old 01-12-2010, 09:36 AM   #5
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also tried what brianL has told
but when i run lilo i get that slackware is added

but when i reboot to the boot menu there is no slackware only zenwalk and windows..
 
Old 01-12-2010, 09:41 AM   #6
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also tried what brianL has told
but when i run lilo i get that slackware is added

but when i reboot to the boot menu there is no slackware only zenwalk and windows..
Mmm, strange. I've no idea why that would happen.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 10:04 AM   #7
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In zenwalk lilo(which is in mbr) i inserted the following lines
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda6
label = Slackware
read-only
change sda6 to hda6, slackware13 still uses hda
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:58 AM   #8
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Solved

Thank you all for the fast response

I got it working.

Thank you brianL because ur idea worked

Earlier i had done a mistake . I added a line read-only as shown below

other = /dev/sda6
label = Slackware
read-only

I removed the line read-only and ran lilo
now zenwalk's lilo chainloaded to slackware's lilo.

Everything is fine.

Thank you all once again

Best Regards
Troj3n
 
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