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Old 04-09-2004, 02:19 AM   #1
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multiboot problem with lilo

hello all... I have problems when it comes to multi booting.. first ill post how I setup my partitions in linux style(hda) .
60GB hard disk

/hda1 = NTFS winxp (primary) 10GB
/hda2 = solaris (primary) 10GB (5 slices)
/hda3 = FreeBSD (primary) 20GB (5 slices)
/hda4 extended
/hda5,6,7,8,9,10 = linux Slackware 9.1

first I installed windowsxp so it boots no problem.. then i installed solaris and solaris bootloader in mbr.. it dual boots winxp and solaris no problem . then I installed freebsd and freebsd boot loader in mbr, and it boots winxp, solaris, freebsd. but when I tried to install slackware linux, and lilo in MBR.. i wasnt able to boot any of the 3 os ealier.
also tried to install winxp,linux,solaris. still doesnt work and I get an error "BAD PBR" when I choose linux in solaris boot menu.

my lilo.conf

image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.4
root = /dev/hda5
label = slackware
other = /dev/hda1
label = winxp
table = /dev/hda
other = /dev/hda2
label = solaris
table = /dev/hda
other = /dev/hda3
label = freebsd
table = /dev/hda

plus.. linux sees my solaris as a linux swap (82) in the fdisk partition screen and forces me to add it as a linux swap. so I had to change solaris FS type to AIX(08) then installed linux... after installing changed solaris partition back to its original FS.

anyway does it have something to do with my lilo.conf??? or any other suggestions?

thanks in advance
Old 04-09-2004, 02:26 AM   #2
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