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Thread: Grub recovery or Lilo config...???

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    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
    Hello Dear..

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    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 ?

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    AO Antique pwaring's Avatar
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    From what I've heard, lilo can only handle two boot options. So you'll probably want to go with grub - this post on might help.
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    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
    Double Dutch

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    rebmeM roineS enilnOitnA steve.milner's Avatar
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    Would this thread be better placed in Operating Systems?

    IT, e-commerce, Retail, Programme & Project Management, EPoS, Supply Chain and Logistic Services. Yorkshire.

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    Hello again.....

    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)
    root (hd0,8)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi rhgb
    initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img
    title Slackware Linux ver:9.0
    root (hd0,10)
    kernel /vmlinuz-ide-2.4.20 ro root=/dev/hda10
    title WindowsXP Home Edition
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    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
    Hello Dear..

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