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Old 03-10-2003, 02:59 PM   #1
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Mandrake, Redhat, WinXP and Win98 all together?


I presently have Mandrake 9.0 and Win XP on my primary IDE drive with Win98 on my secondary IDE drive. Currently any OS can be started from the LILO Boot Menu with no problems.

I would like to add another version of Linux to my secondary IDE drive which has an empty 10GB extended partition.

If I install Redhat 8.0 to this empty partition can I just add a new entry to the Mandrake Boot Menu to boot into Redhat or will I have to start up Redhat by using a boot floppy?

Thanks, Alan
 
Old 03-10-2003, 04:20 PM   #2
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You can just add another entry into LILO. Just make sure when you install RedHat that it does not overwrite the MBR (i.e. don't install GRUB when it asks).
 
Old 03-10-2003, 05:22 PM   #3
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You can just add another entry into LILO. Just make sure when you install RedHat that it does not overwrite the MBR (i.e. don't install GRUB when it asks).
I know that Mandrake has a graphical configuration utility for the boot menu/loader. Can I just add an entry for Redhat to this - pointing to the root linux partition on Hdb? Or is it more complicated? (I'm fairly new to Linux!)

Thanks again,
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Old 03-10-2003, 05:38 PM   #4
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Yup, you will just add a new entry, pointing to the kernel for RedHat
 
Old 03-11-2003, 04:38 PM   #5
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Where will the kernel for Redhat be located assuming I install Redhat to my secondary IDE drive?

Thanks, Alan
 
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If i were doing it, I would make 2 new partitions for redhat, a boot partition and a root partition. This way the kernel is sperate from the rest of the files (i.e. more protected). It also keeps your hd more organized.
 
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Be sure to make a boot floppy anytime you install a new system.
It may take a short time to get lilo configured correctly.
You will usually find the kernel in either /boot or / (root).
As far as having a seperate partition for /boot on a secondary install, I don't do it. You are free to choose.
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