February 20th, 2004, 06:45 AM
Fedora Core + Slackware
So I have Slack for about a week on my laptop. And I decided to put Fedora Core on as well. I did another partition using Partition Magic 8 on my HDD and went ahead and put Fedora on. Problem is, now Slack will give me a kernel panic and freeze [obviously]. My layout is [according to fdisk]:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 3858 30989353+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 3859 7296 27615735 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 3859 5981 17052966 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 5982 6503 4192933+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 6504 6634 1052226 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda8 6635 6765 1052226 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda9 6766 6774 72261 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda10 6775 7296 4192933+ 83 Linux
On /dev/hda10 is the Slack install, with /dev/hda6 being Fedora. What I'm thinking is that Slack is confused which is its boot partition [used to be /dev/hda8. now it is /dev/hda10] so that's why it freezes. If I mount the Slack partition, is there any file I can alter in order to make it now refer to /dev/hda10 instead of it's older partition?
And a second quick thing... how can I make Fedora Core not automatically start the X Window system? [for people that have done it in RedHat, your input is appreciated since it is probably the same thing].
Thanx for everybody's time!
February 20th, 2004, 01:04 PM
I am not a good user of linux, but I think of you make sperate boot partitions for each and configure your booting program like grub.conf. I think its may be run!
February 20th, 2004, 03:02 PM
I have [as mentioned above] separate boot partitions. What I am thinking is wether there's a file internal to the system that needs to be changed. Though this gives me a good idea to change around the Slackware boot loader [I have a number of loaders installed, don't ask why] and see if that works. Thanks for the input.
February 20th, 2004, 05:13 PM
Check out your /etc/fstab and look for Label= to identify the partition and then use e2label to check out what all of your partition s are labelled to.
I'm guessing that the slack fstab is using a partition that fedora has.
Remove the Label= and use /dev/hda?? instead.
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