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Old 02-20-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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total noob question....

if I want to install two different distros of linux on a machine, is there a rule of thumb for installing LILO?

Case in point:

I have an old P2-350, and I have Win98SE, DamnSmallLinux and Slackware 9.1 installed on it. If I use the LILO from Slackware, it works fine, but DSL has issues with the NIC. If I use the LILO from DSL, Slackware had issues with modprobe and Xfree86.

Why?? Anyone know if there is a specific reason for this or if its just a fluke?

Setup is:
P2-350Mhz
96MB PC-100 SDRAM
/dev/hda1 - Win98SE (800MB Partition)
/dev/hda2 - DSL (500MB Partition)
/dev/hdb1 - Slackware 9.1 (2.2GB Partition)
3Com 10Mbit NIC
8MB Intel Starfighter AGP
40x CR-ROM
 
Old 02-21-2004, 07:24 AM   #2
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:50 AM   #3
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I have an old P2-350, and I have Win98SE, DamnSmallLinux and Slackware 9.1 installed on it. If I use the LILO from Slackware, it works fine, but DSL has issues with the NIC. If I use the LILO from DSL, Slackware had issues with modprobe and Xfree86.
you could compare the 2 files for differences, and/or post them. i don't know of any raeson lilo.conf would affect a nic or the modprobe command. as for xfree, if affected at all should only be during boot up, via the vga = lines, depending on which ones are commented.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 01:00 PM   #4
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OK.. Here is the lilo.conf file from DSL (minus all the non-essentials).

vga=791
lba32
boot=/dev/hda
install=/boot/boot-menu.b
map=/boot/map
prompt
append="hda=scsi hdb=scsi hdc=scsi hdd=scsi hde=scsi hdf=scsi hdg=scsi hdh=scsi apm=power-off nomce"

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-xfs
root=/dev/hda2
label=DamnSmallLinux

image=/boot/vmlinuz
root=/dev/hdb1
label=Slackware

other=/dev/hda1
label="Win98SE"



As for the modprobe issue, when I try to boot into Slackware, it says "Can't open dependancies file /lib/modules/2.4.22-xfs/modules.dep (no such file or directory)"
 
Old 02-21-2004, 05:40 PM   #5
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what is this line for

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append="hda=scsi hdb=scsi hdc=scsi hdd=scsi hde=scsi hdf=scsi hdg=scsi hdh=scsi apm=power-off nomce"
i don't see anything that would cause the error. i'm guessing the lib did not get installed correctly. have you possibly done a kernel recompile on the slack install? i could be wrong, but, i'm thinking the problems are not related to lilo at all.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 02:42 PM   #6
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Originally posted by sparky853
OK.. Here is the lilo.conf file from DSL (minus all the non-essentials).

vga=791
lba32
boot=/dev/hda
install=/boot/boot-menu.b
map=/boot/map
prompt
append="hda=scsi hdb=scsi hdc=scsi hdd=scsi hde=scsi hdf=scsi hdg=scsi hdh=scsi apm=power-off nomce"

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-xfs
root=/dev/hda2
label=DamnSmallLinux

image=/boot/vmlinuz
root=/dev/hdb1
label=Slackware

other=/dev/hda1
label="Win98SE"



As for the modprobe issue, when I try to boot into Slackware, it says "Can't open dependancies file /lib/modules/2.4.22-xfs/modules.dep (no such file or directory)"

Looks like lilo is trying to boot Slackware with Damn Small Linux's kernel. Try to copy Slackware's kernel to the /boot directory under DSL with a name like vmlinuz-slackware, then for slackware's image= line, put image=/boot/vmlinuz-slackware. Then re-run lilo from DSL.
 
  


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