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Old 11-05-2003, 04:59 PM   #1
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Boot loader


Yes, is me again. I recently installed RH8 on my laptop. I partitioned the HD because I'm also using another OS. So the question is that when I got to the question of where do I want to place my boot loader: on the MBR or at the beginning of the the logical partition on which I installed RH8. I followed the suggestion that where at the left side of my screen. So I installed it at the beginning of the logical partition. Know the only way to boot Linux is with a boot disk as you may know. But what I wanted was to boot Linux without using the boot disk, using LILO or GRUB. So, could I now place the boot loader in the MBR know that I have already installed Linux? Is this possible? How do I do it?

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Old 11-05-2003, 05:11 PM   #2
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yea run a liloconfig and install it into the mbr and you should be fine :=)
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:41 PM   #3
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So, you just type that liloconfig and that's all? Is there anything after I type liloconfig that I have to do? And where do I type it, in the command window?

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Old 11-05-2003, 07:00 PM   #4
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ok there are two ways first one as you use red hat search for a graphical boot loader configuration tool there should be one, second go to your terminal su to root and then run liloconfig by just typing it then choose simple and put the runlevel you want to use in the line as telinit 1,2,3,4,5,6 choose one from 3-5 one is with console one with x ... so read which runlevel it is for red hat in slack it was 4 to start gdm ... but first read which runlevels red hat uses ...

then run this command as root
/sbin/lilo

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Old 11-05-2003, 07:24 PM   #5
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I am pretty new to linux so take my advice with a grain of salt. wouldn't he just have to edit his /etc/lilo.conf make the line say
boot=/dev/hda #(this line tells where to put lilo, /dev/hda is the mbr)

then run this command as root
/sbin/lilo
 
Old 11-05-2003, 08:18 PM   #6
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yea that would do it as well, but as he seems to be new to linux i think for him a graphic setup of the lilo.conf is the better way or? but he can also take the second manual way for sure
 
  


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