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Old 11-06-2004, 06:30 PM   #1
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Multi boot with Win2K+Mdk9.2+Mdk10.0


Hello Linux users,

I have Win2K and Mdk9.2 installed on 2 of my 7 logical drives. I wanted to have Mdk10.0 along with these. I tried installing MDK 10.0, everything went fine but did overwrite the bootloader and my Mdk9.2 doesn't show up. What steps should I follow during the installation of MDK10.0(especially during the bootloader stage) in order to have a multi boot system?.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Regards,

Raghu Sankarayogi
 
Old 11-06-2004, 07:11 PM   #2
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boy, are u ambitious

i had a similar project with win2k, fedora 2 and suse 9.1

check it out
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...9&goto=newpost

good luck.....
 
Old 11-06-2004, 07:13 PM   #3
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oh, btw you can search google... great stuff man....http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...+with+Windows+
 
Old 11-06-2004, 08:04 PM   #4
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Configure lilo

In mdk 10.x, go to star, system, config, config your comp.

go to boot, if not already there, click on BOOT LOADER, shows current default

settings, click next, This page shows the kernel/boot options shown at boot.

Now, If you remember the partition you've got mdk9 on you can ADD it here.

Just use the add button.

You can also remove options you no longer want, re after upgrading your kernel to a newer one.

Cheers....

BTW, if you don't remember the partition for mdk9, use a live distro like knoppix and qtparted

to see the partitions and get the relevent details, (hda5, hdd1, etc)

then when you get back (boot) into mdk you can use the info to make mdk9 reappear.

Magic!

Last edited by GlennsPref; 11-06-2004 at 08:08 PM.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 09:17 PM   #5
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thanks for the replies guys, glennsprefs I did exactly what you have mentioned after installing MDK10.0. I did select the device and added to the bootloader, but some how after finishing the entire configuration it gives me the error saying the mountpoint is invalid. It seems there cannot be to two '/' mount points in two logical drives. Anyhow, I'll try reinstalling Mdk10.0 again and try the lilo configure once again tonight.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 03:04 PM   #6
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Hello GlennsPref,

I did follow the steps you have mentioned. /dev/hda6 is the device name for mdk9.2 and /vmlinuz is the kernel image. After I provided this info and clicked finish in the boot loader configure tool, I get this error.


Insatallation of LILO failed, The following error occured.

lilo failed: Fatal : open /vmlinuz : No such file or directory

Please let me know where did I falter.

Regards,

Raghu Sankarayogi
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:25 AM   #7
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vmlinuz for each kernel version/option is stored in the BOOT folder/dir

Did you try to rename the image, like vmlinuz_mdk9, Maybe a future option.

You may be able to fix that by using your mdk 9.x cdrom, booting from it and hit F1, type in rescue and when the menue pops up select reinstall bootloader. BUT I HAVENT TRIED THAT!

I've just had a long look in my boot dir and there are a few files for each version,

boot.0300
config,
config-2.6.3-7mdk
config-2.6.8.1-10mdk
config-2.6.3-7mdk-i686-up-4GB
diag1.img
diag2.img
initrd.img
initrd-2.6.3-7mdk.img
initrd-2.6.3-7mdk-i686-up-4GB.img
initrd-i686-up-4GB.img
initrd-2.6.8.1-10mdk.img
kernel.h
kernel.h-2.6.3-7mdk-i686-up-4GB
kernel.h-2.6.8.1-10mdkBOOT
kernel.h-2.6.8
map
message-text
message
message-graphic
System.map
System.map-2.6.3-7mdk
System.map-2.6.3-7mdk-i686-up-4GB
System.map-2.6.8.1-10mdk
us.klt
vmlinuz-2.6.3-7mdk-i686-up-4GB
vmlinuz
vmlinuz-i686-up-4GB
vmlinuz-2.6.3-7mdk
vmlinuz-2.6.8.1-10mdk

As you can see there's a few. The sizes range from 6k to 1.4M

Is that partition listed in /etc/fstab?

If it's not, that may be why

AFAIK, it's an image that the kernel boots from, you may be able to rename one you have to suit the one you need, and copy it to the mdk9.x partition, bit dangerous though.

I'd try the install/update option too, just confine it to the mdk9.x dir you used b4 and don't format the other dirs.

Hmm, I use multiple partitions, like 7 for linux and 5 for windows (Xpsp2 & 98, for games)
Good luck

Last edited by GlennsPref; 11-08-2004 at 12:36 AM.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 09:27 AM   #8
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Hello GlenssPref,

Thanks for your valuable suggestion to modify the /etc/fstab file. There wasn't an entry for the other device, so I added the the line corresponding to MDK10.0 device, rebooted, configured the bootloader as I did before, rebooted and I see all my Operating Systems at the lilo prompt. This is how my fstab file for (MDK-9.2) looks like,

/dev/hda6 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda8 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d ext3 iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,ro,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hda10 /opt ext3 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda9 swap swap defaults 0 0

Thanks once again

Regards,

Raghu Sankarayogi
 
  


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