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iainvt 05-09-2004 07:47 AM

issues in triple boot
I have an issue so any help here would be good,

My issue is I have 3 primary partitions,

1 - win 98 - 10GB
2 - Linspire 4.5 10GB
3 - Mandrake 10 ce 60GB

I want to keep linspire as the new kernel comes out on the distro by September, and that is where I started, although I prefer Mandrake, unfortunately in Linspire CNR I paid for the years membership and the win4lin in Linspire (can anyone tell me how I can rip these to Mandrake)

As I understand it there appears to be an issue between the 2 distros Lin and Man, with lilo and grub,

I can boot 98 and mandrake fine, after I ran an update from the cd and reinstalled the mbr (grub) but Linspire does not appear in the mbr, how do I make it appear...!!!!!!

"you are young but you will learn grasshopper"


quatsch 05-09-2004 11:30 AM

you need to edit your /etc/lilo.conf in mandrake to make linspire bootable. But you'll need to know where exactly the needed files are in the linspire partition (vmlinuz, maybe initrd.img).

iainvt 05-09-2004 12:32 PM

Thank you for the tip, but can you walk me through this and how do I find the information in Linspire if I cannot boot it? Any help would be greatly appreciated..:study:

quatsch 05-10-2004 12:53 PM

Here's a thread that might be useful.
Use the search function to find more.

You will need to mount the linspire partition to somewhere in mandrake (e.g. /mnt/linspire) and then look into /mnt/linspire/boot to find the files.

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