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Old 10-15-2004, 01:16 AM   #1
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triple booting, RAID

Will LILO see and allow me to boot off of windows, slackware, & Debian?

I have four hard drives, two 60gigs and two 20gigs.

C:/ -- LILO in MBR -- Windows XP Pro/Slackware 10.0 --
D:/ -- NTFS partition --

-- R.A.I.D. --
E:/ -- Soon to made Debian --
F:/ -- Linux partition --

So.... If change the BIOS and boot off of drive E:/ on the RAID and install Debian. When I change the BIOS back and boot off of drive C:/ will LILO give me three options to boot off of? If so, What will it say? Right now it says "Windows" and "Linux" are my options. Will it say "Windows", "Linux", and "Linux"? Can I change it to say Slackware & Debian?
Old 10-17-2004, 02:04 AM   #2
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anyone? Did I post in the wrong section?
Old 11-08-2004, 12:47 AM   #3
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Here's what you should do:
Boot off of E:\ (/dev/ataraid1 I'm guessing,). Boot off of it at all times.
Write the MBR with lilo, and add the other OS's to the Lilo MBR, then you just chose what OS to run when you boot up, no reason for messing around in the BIOS every god damn time...
Old 11-08-2004, 03:16 PM   #4
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not to be rude, but people around here will feel more comfortable with
/dev/hda[1] vs C:\
/dev/hdb[1] vs D:\
/dev/hdc[1] vs E:\
/dev/hdd[1] vs F:\

i have a
/dev/hda Windows
/dev/hdb Linux
/dev/hda is the boot disk in my bios, it is also my lilo disk.

If I choose linux, it boots!
When I choose windows, it jumps into the NT bootloader.
(btw. I think booting 3.1/95/98/ME is different)

my (partial) /etc/lilo.conf
        read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking

# Linux bootable partition config ends

# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
        table = /dev/hda
sync lilo records with "sudo lilo"

Last edited by karlan; 11-08-2004 at 03:21 PM.


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