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Booting MINIX from LILO Linux Bootloader

2 May 1999 (rev. for style 03 Apr 2005)


Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 12:22:21 -0500 (GMT)
From: Ashutosh Shyam Rajekar <asr@giaspna.vsnl.net.in>
To: Al Woodhull <awoodhull@hampshire.edu>
Cc: MINIX-L@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
Subject: Re: Starting Minix from WinNT loader

Hello,

	Booting MINIX from the LILO Linux bootloader is also very easy. I
use LILO to boot 4 operating systems on my PC with 4 IDE hard disks:
RedHat Linux, MINIX, FreeBSD and Win95. Boot into MINIX and assuming that
/dev/hd2a is your MINIX partition, use the following command:(see usage(8)
for more details)

installboot -d /dev/hd2a /usr/mdec/bootblock/boot

This makes the partition bootable. Then change the file /etc/lilo.conf in
LINUX to boot your MINIX partition, and then run lilo to write the data
onto your masterblock.

I use 2 IDE HDD's and they are /dev/hda(Primary master) and
/dev/hdc(Primary Slave). Here is my /etc/lilo.conf file

---------------------------
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
prompt
timeout=50
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.0.36-0.7
	label=Linux
	root=/dev/hdc1
	read-only
other=/dev/hda1
	label=Win95
	table=/dev/hda
other=/dev/hda3
	label=Minix
	table=/dev/hda
other=/dev/hdc2
	label=FreeBSD
	loader=/boot/chain.b
	table=/dev/hdc
---------------------------

Thanks,

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			       Ashutosh S. Rajekar,
		   Pune Institute of Computer Technology,
			    University of Pune, India.

    asr@i.am						    http://i.am/asr
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