Re: Urgent :Dual boot Debian+Mandrake with lilo
Vijaya S wrote:
No; you don't need to mount your Mandrake partitions in order to change
the /etc/lilo.conf file on your Debian side. Since Debian is the last OS
installed, I'm assuming that your current lilo is from Debian, not
Mandrake, so it's the Debian lilo that needs to be modified.
It didnt work Kent.
But it has to be mounted before i see it right
This means that the /dev/hda1 has an ext3 journal, but your Debian
kernel doesn't have ext3 support. Try "modprobe ext3" to add that
support to the Debian kernel (for this boot only; to make it permanent,
add "ext3" to /etc/modules, or use modconf instead to add the ext3 module).
So i treid to
mount -t auto /dev/hda1 /mandrake and then edit /etc/lilo.conf
but i get this error
demo:/# mount -t auto /dev/hda1 /mandrake
mount: fs type ext3 not supported by kernel
It's already ext3; you just need ext3 support in your kernel; you don't
need to convert an ext3 fs to an ext3 fs.
so i tried using tune2fs to convert to ext3
Oh, btw, it's generally considered improper on this list to top-post
(putting your answers above the previous context). Instead, you should
answer directly below the context to which you're responding.
i get this error
tune2fs -j /dev/hda1
tune2fs 1.27 (8-Mar-2002)
The filesystem already has a journal.
how do i mount and add to lilo
Kent West wrote:
Vijaya S wrote:
I iinstalled Mandrake 10 first on the machine with /dev/hda1 as /
partition and then /dev/hda5 as swap .
It happened successfully.
Then i installed Debian on /dev/hda3 and mounted it as / partition.and
used /dev/hda5 as swap again.
But when i boot i get Debian only
I want to edit lilo to get both Mandrake and Debian in the bootloader
How can i get my Mandrake back ..I cannot boot Mandrake again.
Boot into Debian; edit /etc/lilo.conf.