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Old 11-30-2003, 06:15 AM   #1
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Boot into Fedora with Mandrake's LILO

what is the boot image for Fedora?
Old 11-30-2003, 01:15 PM   #2
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"what is the boot image for Fedora?"

That very much depends on how your partitions are arranged, what your Fedora kernel is named etc. Here is a lilo HOWTO:

Also you can get into your Fedora system by using the Fedora install CD. Boot the install CD into rescue mode and then tell it to boot an existing Linux system.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

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Here is a copy of my grub entry. The Fedora core was a default install, I let it automatically partition the drive, except I reduced the size of the root partition to allow for more OSes. It follows a Windows partition so your boot partition is probably different number but the names of the files should remain the same. The paths are /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl and /boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img. I have never used lilo so I don't know exactly what it is that you need.

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,4)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6
# initrd /initrd-version.img
password --md5 $1$EQsd85SD$36zJ1eVoJSczZbXmI3XRC.
title Fedora Core (2.4.22-1.2115.nptl)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi rhgb
initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
title Knoppix
root (hd0,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-xfs ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi rhgb
initrd /boot/initrd.gz


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