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Old 04-08-2004, 11:09 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2002
Distribution: Slackware
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boot FEDORA 2 with my Slack lilo

Hi there,

I have my laptop Arrangeed this Way:
hda1 --> windows 2000
hda2 -->DATA
hda3 --> WinXP

hda5 --> Slackware 9.1
hda6 -->Swap

I just wanted to try the Fedora core 2 since its a new release & exhibits the new 2.6 kernel
I installed Fedora Core 2 as under :

hda7 --> Fedora C2
hda8 -->FC Swap

all fine till this moment

I use the NT LOADER to Boot linux so for my slack i have the LILO installed on the ROOT of Linux Partition.

while installing the FEDORA CORE 2 i noticed iit uses GRUBas the Boot Loader & at the Grub installation point it DOES NOT give me an option at all to set it on my Root partition. so i just checked not to use any boot Loader & installed my FC2.

now i think i can Load my FC2 with the LILO from my Slack as well isnt it ??
i tried making an Entry in the Linux.conf

boot = /dev/hda5
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal

other = /dev/hda1
label = DOS
table = /dev/hda
# DOS bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins

image = /boot/vmlinuz-acpi-2.4.22
root = /dev/hda5
label = Linux

image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda7
label = Fedora

after Running Lilo once it does say me Added FEDORA but when i reboot i dont see any Entry for it at the LILO prompt.
I am a bit noob at playing with Linux. but i'd Appreciate Proper Guidence for how to Load my FC2.

I tried loading the FC with my slack Boootable & it does boot also but hangs after some time

Old 04-08-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2002
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 68

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Well for my prob i reinstalled my FC2 & this time i checked the option of Advanced config of boot Loader which i had missed away from my eye earlier & installed the Grub loader to my /root. So now i can Load FC2 with my NT Bootloader.

The Look & feel is nice & fast too. but still --- i think RH or FC will always be just a trial thing for Slackers
just wot i feel :P


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