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I am running Mandrake Linux 9.0 and 9.1 on two separate HDs. I have set up /mnt directories in each so that all the partitions in one are accessible in the other. With this setup, dual-booting from one LILO is no problem. My question - out of interest, in the cirstances - is, referring to the one with LILO as system 1, how much of System 2 do I have to mount to make dual-booting work? Is it just enough to give me /boot and /root, or the whole system? Doug. -- Registered Linux User No. 277548. They say lightning ...

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    I am running Mandrake Linux 9.0 and 9.1 on two separate HDs. I have set up
    /mnt directories in each so that all the partitions in one are accessible
    in the other. With this setup, dual-booting from one LILO is no problem.

    My question - out of interest, in the cirstances - is, referring to the
    one with LILO as system 1, how much of System 2 do I have to mount to make
    dual-booting work? Is it just enough to give me /boot and /root, or the
    whole system?

    Doug.
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    Registered Linux User No. 277548.
    They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place. My typing is
    about as accurate. Apologies for any typos that slip in. - Doug.
    Doug Guest

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    On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 09:42:29 +1000, Doug Laidlaw <com.au> wrote: 


    /boot
    /lib
    /dev
    /bin
    /etc

    It would depend on how you were setup. Maybe everything needed is in
    those directories, maybe you need /sbin or something else...

    I hope you know how to use ed(1) :-)

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    Doug Laidlaw wrote: 

    If you are wanting to boot both systems at the same time, then
    you might want to look at "vmware" or possibly "usermode linux".

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    Alan Connor wrote:
     
    >
    >
    > /boot
    > /lib
    > /dev
    > /bin
    > /etc
    >
    > It would depend on how you were setup. Maybe everything needed is in
    > those directories, maybe you need /sbin or something else...
    >
    > I hope you know how to use ed(1) :-)
    >[/ref]
    Thanks Alan. I just looked at man ed. It looks worse than vi, but at
    times even vi isn't available. I didn't know about ed.

    Doug.
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    On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 17:46:22 +1000, Doug Laidlaw <com.au> wrote: 
    >>
    >>
    >> /boot
    >> /lib
    >> /dev
    >> /bin
    >> /etc
    >>
    >> It would depend on how you were setup. Maybe everything needed is in
    >> those directories, maybe you need /sbin or something else...
    >>
    >> I hope you know how to use ed(1) :-)
    >>[/ref]
    > Thanks Alan. I just looked at man ed. It looks worse than vi, but at
    > times even vi isn't available. I didn't know about ed.
    >[/ref]

    Ed is the original UNIX editor and isn't bad once you get the hang of it.
    You can also use it in scripts: Unlike sed, it operates on the original
    file. It's a line editor.

    $ed file

    ,p # to print the file

    a # to add a line to the file

    text here

    .. # to return to command mode

    w # include the new line in the file

    ,p # print it out again

    ,n # number the lines

    d31 #assuming that that's the number of the line you added, delete it.

    w write the change to the file

    and so forth.


    Well worth learning the basics (much like vi and sed....errr vice-versa :-)

    in case you find yourself with only /bin.

    The name "grep" comes from ed: global/regex/print g/re/p

    It would be quite possible to get along with just ed. It does just about
    everything vanilla vi does, and is very small (40kb) and fast and tight.

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    Doug Laidlaw wrote:
     

    .... you might be confusing:

    * 'duel-booting' with the ability to access the other
    system's filesystem.
    ....or...
    * duel-booting with running two systems 'simultaneously',
    using a virtual machine.

    which one are you after?
    ..
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    Or the third choice ...
    * dual-booting - LILO has 2 entries at boot time MANDRAKE and DEBIAN
    and you select which you want to boot this time.

    mjt <com> wrote:
     
    >
    >... you might be confusing:
    >
    >* 'duel-booting' with the ability to access the other
    > system's filesystem.
    >...or...
    >* duel-booting with running two systems 'simultaneously',
    > using a virtual machine.
    >
    >which one are you after?
    >.[/ref]

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