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jMon54
02-22-2005, 01:47 PM
I had Knoppix 3.6 on my machine, then installed Mepis in an effort to use my wireless card which Knoppix couldn't handle. How do I configure a boot manager so I can start up both Knoppix and Mepis? (I also have Windows and Kanotix loading)

CrashedAgain
02-22-2005, 02:58 PM
This is a lilo.conf which worked for me. Something similar should work for you:



#Boots Knoppix on hda5
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.26
label="Knoppix24"
root=/dev/hda5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.4.26
append="lang=us apm=power-off ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init nomce quiet nofstab wheelmouse"
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#boots Knoppix on hda5
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.6
label="Linux(new)"
root=/dev/hda5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.6.6
append="lang=us apm=power-off ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init nomce nofstab wheelmouse"
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#boots Mandrake on hda8
image=/mnt/hda8/boot/vmlinuz
label="Linux(old)"
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/mnt/hda8/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda6"
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other=/dev/hda1
label="Windows"
table=/dev/hda

Another way is to put lilo on the partition of each installed system then chain boot into each one with a lilo on the MBR. each entry in the MBR lilo would then be an 'other' entry similar to the windows entry above.

eon
02-25-2005, 03:53 AM
GRUB is good for multiboot systems. It should be able to find your bootable partitions too.

You can also edit menu.1st in grub and then just select the OS you want to boot.
For bootloaders on partitions the entry is rootnoverify (hdX,X) *where X is the specific partition
you want to boot and chainloader +1
e.g. title knoppix
rootnoverify (hdX,X)
chainloader +1