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Old 05-18-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
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Dual-booting Fedora 2 and Mandrake 10 Community

I have Mandrake 10 Community and installed a copy of Fedora Core 2 test3. I did not install the default bootloader (Grub) of Fedora because I prefer the Lilo in Mandrake. How do I add Fedora in Lilo:

1) fedora is installed in /dev/hdb (2nd hard disk)
2) fedora's /boot is in /dev/hdb1 (1st partition) and root is in /dev/hdb2 (2nd partition)

What settings do I make in Mdk10 lilo to make it point to the right root, make sure it finds the right /boot?


-this is what we put in (or what turned up after we put it in)

Label: fedora
Image: /boot/vmlinuz
Root: /dev/hdb2
Append: devfs=mount init=/sbin/init

Advanced Settings
Video Mode: Normal
Initrd: /boot/initrd-2.6.3-4mdk.img


while booting fedora, I came across the ff errors

-FATAL cannot load /lib/modules blablabla (too fast)
-rm blablabla failed ? readonly filesystem
-a whole bunch of readonly filesystem errors
-kudzu asking me to reconfigure hardware that I already configged at installation

in mdk10, I mounted the fedora hard disk on /mnt/fedora

/mnt/fedora/boot has vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.327, which I assume is the image to load
it also has a initrd-2.6.5-1.327.img, which I assume is the initrd to load

I went to /mnt/fedora/boot and made a symlink vmlinuz which pointed to the vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.327 in /mnt/fedora/boot. That's why I wrote /boot/vmlinuz as the image

I have already tried changing the INITRD field to /boot/initrd-2.6.5-1.327.img. For some strange reason it keeps going back to the mdk initrd

I have also tried using /mnt/fedora/boot/vmlinuz and /mnt/fedora/boot/initrd... but the same problem appears


-The Lilo gui tool might be making assumptions that we will only be booting one linux system and that all the boot stuff are in the /boot of mdk10 (and does not know how to look for anything else) but if this is the case, then why is it that when I used /mnt/fedora/boot..., it still could not find the stuff?

-The Lilo gui tool was informed that the root was in /dev/hdb2, but was never told that the /boot was in /dev/hdb1 (OMGWTFLOL!). Having checked that fstab of fedora, I don't see how the system knows where to find its own boot... (honest!)

-Installation was a big mess (I don't really think so)

-other stuff that YOU are here to say.
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