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Old 11-15-2011, 10:01 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Cultist View Post
I thought all I had to do was mark the new root partition as bootable and then add it to the Lilo boot menu?
You don't need to mark the new partition as bootable. In fact, it might screw things up for you if you do, although I'm not an expert on this. It might even be that you can only have one bootable partition per drive, and not having the partition with lilo installed made bootable would cause problems on reboot.
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Before you pick a new OS to install, using VirtualBox to learn and test the system's ins and outs would be highly advised. This way if anything goes sour all you have to delete the VHD and loader from VirtualBox and start over without repartitioning and rebuilding your bootloader.
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Originally Posted by hitest View Post
. The OpenBSD community will balk at hand holding.
OpenBSD is very simple to set-up, configure.
I have been subscribed to a few NetBsd mailing lists. So far the community doesn't seem as picky and and as flame-oriented as the Openbsd one. If you ask a dumb question it just gets ignored. Indeed Theo de Raadt was evicted from Netbsd in 1995 for being too rude on the mailing lists. I can say that the Slackware community is seen from the outside as being very rude. Of course this is not true but we can be wrong too when we assume that the BSD guys are a bunch of antisocial geeks.


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