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Re: partitions and lilo

    Hello    ?,

Look again closely at my partition tables. I created ext2 partitions
for each of my linux distros and seperate boots as well. The only 
thing shared here is my swap file by all the distros. So I have it
as hda1=win98, hda12 through hda15 for my linux ROOT partitions.

I think what you might have done was installed two distros on the
same root partition, and I don't know how well it would fly!

Good luck

On Tue, 03 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> 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
> filesystems?
> On Wed, 04 Oct 2000, Jaye Inabnit ke6sls wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > 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!
> > 

Jaye Inabnit, ARS ke6sls     e-mail: ke6sls@arrl.net
707-442-6579 h/m                     707-441-7096 p
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This mail composed with kmail on kde on X on linux warped by debian
If it's stupid, but works, it ain't stupid.

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