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Old 03-24-2004, 03:24 PM   #16
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Post you lilo.conf here
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:32 PM   #17
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boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
vga=normal
default="linux-Mandrake"
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.21-0.13mdk
label="linux-Mandrake"
root=/dev/hdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.21-0.13mdk.img
append="quiet devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off"
vga=788
read-only
image=/mnt/fedora/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl
label="linux-Fedora"
root=/dev/hda3
initrd=/mnt/fedora/boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl
append="quiet devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off"
vga=788
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux-nonfb"
root=/dev/hdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off"
read-only
other=/dev/hda1
label="windows"
table=/dev/hda
other=/dev/fd0
label="floppy"
unsafe
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/hdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off quiet"
vga=788
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="failsafe"
root=/dev/hdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=nomount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off failsafe"
read-only

There's a new section now, the label="linux" section second from the bottom. That's what happened before when I updated mandrake to reinstall lilo. I deleted it then so I'd only have one "linux".

In faith, Dave
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Old 03-24-2004, 03:40 PM   #18
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Is the Fedora partition mounted?
'mount' alone shows stuff that was mounted
mkdir /mnt/fedora
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/fedora
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:54 PM   #19
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I did "mount" and this is what came up. It looks like fstab:

[dave@localhost dave]$ mount
/dev/hdb1 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620)
none on /mnt/cdrom type supermount (ro,dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850)
none on /mnt/cdrom2 type supermount (ro,dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0)
none on /mnt/fedora type supermount (rw,dev=/dev/hda3,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850)
none on /mnt/floppy type supermount (rw,sync,dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850)
none on /mnt/windows type supermount (rw,dev=/dev/hda1,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850)
[dave@localhost dave]$

There's a fedora directory in mandrake's /mnt (/mnt/fedora). As root I can see any of the files in fedora. I think that means fedora is mounted?

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Old 03-24-2004, 04:00 PM   #20
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I think lilo has a problem with the supermount automounter.

mkdir /fedora
mount /dev/hda3 /fedora

Change the path in lilo.conf from /mnt/fedora to /fedora .
 
Old 03-24-2004, 04:24 PM   #21
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This is what I understand I'm to do:

As root, type:

mkdir /fedora
mount /dev/hda3 /fedora

Then change the paths in lilo.conf

from

image=/mnt/fedora/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl
initrd=/mnt/fedora/boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl

to

image=/fedora/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl
initrd=/fedora/boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl

Correct? BTW, what does that do to fstab and my desktop icon for fedora? Is it permanent? And does that allow me to displace grub and install lilo?

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Old 03-24-2004, 04:30 PM   #22
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Correct.
It doesn't do anything to your fstab. There will be nothing in /fedora as soon as you umount or reboot. Fedora will only need to be mounted there when lilo is being installed. If the lilo command works, the grub should be overwritten.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 04:36 PM   #23
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So, after lilo installs, I'd need to change lilo.conf back to

image=/mnt/fedora/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl
initrd=/mnt/fedora/boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl

???

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Old 03-24-2004, 04:39 PM   #24
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You won't need to do that. You will need to mount Fedora to /fedora whenever you install lilo.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 05:02 PM   #25
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Here's the output from console:

[root@localhost dave]# mkdir /fedora
[root@localhost dave]# mount /dev/hda3 /fedora
mount: /dev/hda3 already mounted or /fedora busy
[root@localhost dave]# umount /mnt/fedora
umount: /mnt/fedora: device is busy
[root@localhost dave]#

Now there are two fedora directories: /fedora and /mnt/fedora. /fedora is empty, and /mnt/fedora still opens up into fedora files.

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