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Old 12-01-2004, 04:28 AM   #1
Rodolfo Medina
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After creating a new partition, I have to reinstall modem in the old one


On my 40 Gigabyte hard disk I used to have two partitions,
one (30 GB) with Windows 98 and the other (10 GB) with Mandrake Linux 9.1.
Now I created a third partition, in which I installed Mdk 10.1 Community.
Everything seems to have gone well,
when booting I can choose if going into 10.1 or 9.1,
and the new partition has not modified the old one,
except for one thing:
in the old partition I have to reinstall the modem,
i.e. rerun the modem driver.
Why? Does anybody know?
Maybe a bug in Mdk 10.1 Community (the new partition OS)?
I'm reporting the procedure I followed to mount the partitions.

1) # mkdir /mnt/linux2

2) # mount /dev/hdax /mnt/linux2

3) In the file /mnt/linux2/etc/lilo.conf I changed the line

4) I got into linux2 root:
# chroot /mnt/linux2 /bin/bash

5) , and there
# lilo -v

6) I got back to the new partition root, and at the end of the file
/etc/fstab I added the line
/dev/hdax /mnt/linux2 ext3 defaults 1 2
; then at the end of the file /etc/lilo.conf I added the following:
append="acpi=ht resume=/dev/hday splash=no"
, where 'y' in hday should be the swap partition device number.

7) # lilo -v -t

8) # lilo

Thanks to anybody who will provide help.
Old 12-01-2004, 04:50 AM   #2
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ummm this looks really weird ...
where did u find this from?
did you follow some guide online?
Are you mounting one within the other for the purpose of booting?!

It seems like you should be just changing lilo (in mdk 9) to have another option specifying your boot image, root directory and label

Might want to get a second or third opinion as i've never tried booting two separate distros
Old 12-02-2004, 05:13 AM   #3
Rodolfo Medina
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I've worked out the problem (or at least I've managed to avoid it)
by using a more simple procedure,
in which the new partition is 'son' and the old one is 'parent',
whereas before it was the contrary.

0) Before 10.1 installation, I had:

/dev/hda1 -> Windows 98
/dev/hda5 -> Mdk 9.1 root
/dev/hda8 -> Mdk 9.1 home
/dev/hda6 -> linux swap
(/dev/hda7 -> Mdk 9.1 very old one, not involved in this game)

1) I created two new partitions, in which I installed Mdk 10.1:

/dev/hda9 -> Mdk 10.1 root
/dev/hda10 -> Mdk 10.1 home

. Now, when I installed Mdk 10.1 I didn't choose MBR as boot point;
I chose the second possibility (root, if I remember well).
Then, when I booted the system, I found myself in 9.1 (/dev/hda5).
Then, from there I did:

2) # mkdir /mnt/mdk10.1

3) # mount /dev/hda9 /mnt/mdk10.1

4) # emacs /etc/fstab
, and added the following line:
/dev/hda9 /mnt/mdk10.1 ext3 defaults 1 2

5) I edited the file /etc/lilo.conf: I added the following:

6) # lilo

This way, the modem problem did not arise any more.



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