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Old 08-16-2002, 11:41 AM   #1
den4
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Question dual proc xp/RH7.2 question


Here is the problem:

I have been trying to get lilo or grub to work on this Dell Precision 530 that has xp on the first hard drive and linux on the second hard drive. Here is the info from syslinux.cfg and lilo.conf.anaconda:

syslinux.cfg:

default linux
prompt 1
display boot.msg
timeout 100
label linux
kernel vmlinuz
append initrd=initrd.img root=/dev/sdb3



from lilo.conf.anaconda:

prompt
timeout=50
default=linux
boot=/dev/sdb2
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
message=/boot/message
linear

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10smp
label=linux
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.7-10smp.img
read-only
root=/dev/sdb3

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10
label=linux-up
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.7-10.img
read-only
root=/dev/sdb3

other=/dev/sdb1
optional
label=DOS

What I'd like to do, since linux only boots up from a floppy, is to somehow make the ability to choose between the two different procs. is there a way to do this, and if so, then how? I've found out that when I take xp out of the picture completely, the lilo works and I can choose between single and dual proc, but once I add the xp back in (after doing a complete hard drive wipe), then lilo won't come up and grub doesn't come up either...with only the boot disk option available for only a single proc bootup....

help!
 
Old 08-19-2002, 12:20 PM   #2
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Unhappy no info on this one?


so there is no solution, then?
 
Old 08-19-2002, 12:25 PM   #3
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I will take a gander...

Boot into your distro, and run /sbin/lilo and see if that makes it so you can boot both OS's.

I am not quite sure what you are asking, and therefore can't help much with a solution, sorry.
 
Old 08-20-2002, 12:35 PM   #4
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Talking found an alternative answer

This will allow a person to boot up onto a dual proc mode using the boot floppy...

typing: mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 (kernal version)smp will create the multiproc version of the boot disk...

it's a work around, but at least it gets into the dual proc mode that I was trying to explain in the earlier message....

 
  


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