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Old 05-26-2004, 05:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy 2 slackware using 2 HD's

Hello everybody.

I' ve installed SLACKWARE 9.0 and LILO on my MASTER HD second partition - I mean /dev/hda2. But now I tried to install SLACKWARE 7.0 (on /dev/hdd2). Everything was ok during the installation process, I did not try to intall LILO this time, because I ' ve already installed LILO on /dev/hda2.

I uptated lilo.conf with the following lines
#slack 7 begin
#in SLACKWARE 7 the image is at / not at /boot
image = /mnt/hdd2/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hdd2
label = SLACKWARE-7.0
#slack 7 end

Something is wrong here, because lilo shows me some erros messages...
something like - warning: maybe disk 0x83 not accesible - I don't remember the exact words now, sorry.

I tried a diferent boot metod. I copied the SLACKWARE 7 -vmlinuz- to the /boot
directory of my SLACKWARE 9 partition and renamed it to vmlinuz7. After this, i updated my lilo.conf with the following lines

#slack 7 begin
#in SLACKWARE 7 the image is at / not at /boot
image = /booy/vmlinuz7
root = /dev/hdd2
label = SLACKWARE-7.0
#slack 7 end

OK! SLACKWARE 7 boots! but It shows lots of error messages about not finding the KERNEL MODULES,
thanks for you time!
Old 05-26-2004, 07:42 PM   #2
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First thing first.
Why do you want Slack 7????
What i mean is (somebody correct me if im worng) if you have a newer computer its almost asking for trouble as it may not recognize most of your hardware.
I think you should update your 9.0 to 9.1 if something.
Old 05-26-2004, 07:51 PM   #3
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I don't use LILO, so I'll defer to any other experts that might come along, but I see one thing that's wrong.

In the listing you provided first, your image line is incorrect. Instead of "/mnt/hdd2/vmlinuz" it should just be "/" (according to the comment above, the image in in / and not /boot). The next root attribute tells which device to mount to find the kernel image.

Make those changes for lilo and try again. If it doesn't work, I'll try to help some more.
Old 05-26-2004, 08:27 PM   #4
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If the Slack 9 kernel was named vmlinuz and resided in /boot, and then you copied the Slack 7 kernel (which also was named vmlinuz) to /boot, then you just overwrote your Slack 9 kernel. Once that's happened, renaming "vmlinuz" to "vmlinuz7" won't really do much - it's too late.

If you post the full set of files that exist now in /boot, as well as the full lilo.conf file, it may be possible to sort things out, but from the sound of it I think this is pretty messy. Lastly, I agree 100% with DropSig - I believe Slack 7 came out sometime in 2001, and considering we're about halfway through 2004, I don't see much value in spending the time/energy installing such an old version. This would sort of be like running Windows XP, and then wanting to turn it into a dual boot running XP and Windows 98. It's totally up to you obviously but I would question the benefit of installing Slack 7. Good luck with the project -- J.W.
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