Wed Mar 14 15:22:57 MSK 2007
Thank you so much. I understand. I will try this!
Toby S. Upham
MYDATA automation, Inc.
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Thomas Adam <thomas.adam22 at gmail.com>
03/14/2007 08:16 AM
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Toby.Upham at mydata.com
Re: [TAG] Linux
On Wed, 14 Mar 2007 07:04:40 -0500 Toby.Upham at mydata.com wrote:
> My question for you guys is this...... if I edit the lilo.conf
> file, there is a boot line. The standard line that is in my machine
> is "boot=/dev/hda". What do I need to add in order have the choice of
> which hard drive to boot from? Is there a way to do this, and do you
> know of anyone using this in a practical way?
Right, the "boot=/dev/hda" line tells LILO where to install the MBR.
This bears no relation in telling LILO about any other drives you
have. If this secondary drive you want to install just has another
copy of Linux on it, then just continue adding more stanzas to
your /etc/lilo.conf, as in:
label=myOtherOS # Name we give to this section
read-only # Start with a read-only root. Do not alter!
root=/dev/hdb2 # Location of the root filesystem
Note for the above you will clearly have to change a few things -- most
notably the "root=" line.
-- Thomas Adam
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