March 1st, 2004, 10:00 AM
Grub recovery or Lilo config...???
Hello dears, I installed Slackware linux 9.0 with Fedora Linux Core1 & WindowsXP. Now I have been missed Grub boot manager and its appear new boot menager LILO. In lilo I have only 2 options for boot Slackware and WindowsXP. My harddisk has the following partitions.
hda1 to hda5 is Fat32/Dos file system
hda6 is /swap
hda7 is /linux Ext2
hda8 is /boot
hda9 is /linux Ext2
At hda7 I installed Fedora Linux befor, and it was installed and run correct. After that I wish to install Slackware too. So I created hda9 and installed Slackware onto it. Now Slackware is running good and new boot manager LILO is installed on System.
Can I Recover Grub boot manager with Slackware linux prompt
Can I configure LILO boot manager with Fedora linux prompt
I have been try to config lilo.conf in Slackware boot its not working, may be I could not set correct parameters to boot fedora... I need your's help..............Thanks
March 1st, 2004, 10:03 AM
A few questions first:
If Fedora is using /boot, and slack is using /boot.... wait. Which one is using hda8? Are they both using hda8 as their /boot ?
March 1st, 2004, 11:11 AM
From what I've heard, lilo can only handle two boot options. So you'll probably want to go with grub - this post on LinuxQuestions.org might help.
March 1st, 2004, 11:34 AM
lilo can only handle two boot options ? naaaaah, at least mine manages at least 7
avols143, you can do both and the manual pages of both lilo and grub are quite good in helping you setting it up, also google can come up with a million examples of working confs
March 1st, 2004, 11:53 AM
Would this thread be better placed in Operating Systems?
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March 2nd, 2004, 09:30 PM
I configured lilo.conf and installed lilo. That was good experiance and its works good. But I would like to install Grub, I don't like Lilo boot manager with simple booting menu.
I was enable to boot XP/Slackware/Fedora all. So I booted fedora Linux with lilo, and then installed Grub, I also configerd grub.conf before installing Grub.
This is my /boot/grub/grub.conf's infomation..............
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,8)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda8
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Linux Core-1 (2.4.22-1.2115.nptl)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi rhgb
title Slackware Linux ver:9.0
kernel /vmlinuz-ide-2.4.20 ro root=/dev/hda10
title WindowsXP Home Edition
And this is my fdisk -l ............
Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2550 20482843+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 2551 9964 59552955 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 2551 5738 25607578+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 5739 8543 22531131 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda7 8544 8608 522081 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda8 8609 9568 7711168+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 9569 9581 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda10 9582 9964 3076416 83 Linux
Ok, On hda8 I have Fedora Linux and on hda10 is Slackware and hda9 is /boot.....right
I Can boot into Fedora, I can boot WindowsXP but I can't boot Slackware with Grub boot manager... When I hit into boot Slackware Linux menu I receiver this error....
Error 20: Partition not exits
press any key to Main menu......
Dear can you solve this problem with Grub....???? Thanks a lot