Doug Laidlaw wrote:
(Just for the record) I eventually did what Bill suggested. Next problem:> Bill Mar wrote:
>> Thanks Bill. Yes, otherwise it is a normal LILO, and I can customize it>> On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 19:47:40 +1000, Doug Laidlaw
>> <laidlawsmyaccess.com.au> wrote:>> Knoppix might have a newer kernel. What does "uname -a" say in each>>> I have Mandrake 9.0 as my principal Linux distro on /dev/hda. I also
>>> have Knoppix Debian on /dev/hdb, with its LILO in the MBR of that drive
>>> (I think, see below.)
>>> I try to boot Knoppix by creating a /mnt/knoppix partition under
>>> Mandrake, and adding the necessary entries to its fstab and lilo.conf
>>> The version of e2fsck used by Knoppix is apparently newser than that
>>> used by Mandrake, for when booting gets to checking filesystems,
>>> Mandrake says that it can't handle Knoppix' ext2 partitions, which have
>>> "newer features," Booting then stops.
>>>> Does the file end there, or does it have "root=" and "image=" lines?>>> According to the comments on Knoppix' lilo.conf.:
>>> # Specifies the boot device. This is where Lilo installs its boot
>>> # block. It can be either a partition, or the raw device, in which
>>> # case it installs in the MBR, and will overwrite the current MBR.
>>> Here no partition is specified.
>> Is there an "other=" for the Windows partition?
>>>> Boot Knoppix, change the lilo.conf to say "boot=/dev/hda", and run lilo.>>> How can I make the Knoppix bootloader the primary one, without
>>> everything? I have Win98 on /dev/hda1, so I can't just swap the drives.
> I want. I suppose that I will have to mount Mandrake from Knoppix's /mnt
> directory. That is easy, because Knoppix has detected every partition I
although the Knoppix kernel is version 2.4, it doesn't recognize ext3
filesystems. I mounted my Mandrake partitions as ext2, and finished up
locked out again.
Upgrading my Mandrake e2fsck would have been wiser.
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