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Old 09-30-2003, 03:17 AM   #1
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Start Linux from Bootmagic..No Lilo No Grub

Hi All,

I have installed RH9 successfully - but cant boot into it using Bootmagic. I intentionally havent installed LILO or GRUB. Am I stuck and need to do the whole install all over again, installing lilo or grub in the / partition of Linux OR can I configure BM to start up Linux.. (actually BM does show up the Linux option on the screen, but hangs after saying.. PREPARING to LOAD LINUX ). OR 3rd Option.. what can I do to install GRUB or LILO without reinstalling the whole thing again. Bootmagic resides on a seperate 50 MB FAT32 partition.

Please advise,
Old 09-30-2003, 03:54 AM   #2
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Boot linux from a rescue cd. install lilo/grub, configure it, and install it on your boot parition.

lilo and grub are both capable of loading the linux kernel into the memory. Loading Linux is all about getting the kernel into the main memory, and execute it.

Maybe you can load the linux kernel with loadlin.exe too

If you have another boot manager, you can point it to your Linux parition, but that will cause lilo/grub to run. (and not your linux kernel)


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