Re: partitions and lilo
Now how did you manage to install FOUR different distros? I tried installing
two (Mandrake + Storm, a debian derivative). While I was able to run stuff like
Gnome (practically the whole bunch I guess), I ran into module loading problems.
My Storm installation kept looking for the Mandrake modules.
How did you keep the different distros from stepping on each other's
On Wed, 04 Oct 2000, Jaye Inabnit ke6sls wrote:
> In response to a large number of replies, I'll send this via the deb-user
> list instead.
> Below are links to great reading and WHY I wasn't able to do what
> I originally tried. I did install 5 OS's tho, and left room for 2 more.
> I did run into the 1024 cylinder problem - anoying to say the least. So
> during instals, I used fdisk (from red hat 6.2) and made the following:
> hda1 - fat32 (fdisk type c) win98se installed 1500mb
> hda5 - "the EXTENDED partition" = boot for hda12 40mb
> hda6 - boot for hda13 40mb
> hda7 - boot for hda14 40mb
> hda8 - boot for hda15 40mb
> hda9 - boot for hda16 40mb
> hda10 - boot for hda17 40mb
> hda11 - swap file for all my linux installs 64mb
> hda12 - root for first linux ext2 2048mb
> hda13 - root for second linux ext2 2048mb
> hda14 - root for third linux ext2 2048mb
> hda15 - root for forth linux ext2 2048mb
> On my forth and last linux install, I asked for lilo to be installed onto the
> mbr. This was fully sucessful, and all I had to do was edit that lilo.conf and
> add the other 3 linux images. All boot wonderfully, as well as win98se. So I
> have my five OS's all booting via the mbr and all boot sectors are before
> 1024 on this 20GB hard drive. I still have room for 2 more OS's (hda9 & hda10).
> I'm not sure if I could of done this more effectively. Perhaps used a common
> BOOT partition for all my distro's. But this does work and will allow for
> tweaking each as class progresses. Now if only X was as easy to configure!
> Thanks to all for the help, best regards
> On Tue, 03 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> Try reading the partition mini-HOWTO at
> or the large disk HOWTO at
> > Jaye Inabnit ke6sls wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Am doing project here loading up many versions of linux. I wish to
> > > use my 20gb hd. All was going well until I reached the 4 primary partition
> > > mark - and fdisk said no in no uncertain terms and complained that I
> > > should wack a partition and build an extended partion.
> > >
> > > I won't bore the list with details, but I have no good "howtos" on my deb
> > > box - does anyone know where I can find a good resource on partitioning
> > > drives for say 5 or more OS's? Would like to keep working away on this
> > > as it has been a great learning experience.
> > >
> > > tia - regards
> > >
> > > Please - reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > >
> > > tatah
> > >
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