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i've WinXP,slackware,and gentoo installed. winxp on hda1 slackware on hda5 gentoo on hda6 i use lilo (was installed with slackware). i didnot use a boot partition for slackware or gentoo. ...
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    Booting problem...


    i've WinXP,slackware,and gentoo installed.

    winxp on hda1 slackware on hda5 gentoo on hda6

    i use lilo (was installed with slackware).

    i didnot use a boot partition for slackware or gentoo.

    i copied gentoo's kernel image to slackwares boot partition and configured lilo.conf accordingly.
    Code:
     image ="/boot/kernel-gentoo"      // this directory is on /dev/hda5
              root="/dev/hda6"
    However gentoo doesnt boot.
    is it possible to boot gentoo without create a boot partition? or reinstall boot loader?
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    u shoudl be able to just make a /boot directory on the gentoo roto partition and put the kerenel here. then set up lilo etc to point at this kernel.

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    Doesn't boot? In just what way? What happens instead?

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    first lilo checks kernel,sasy ok,then goes to blank screen and caps-lock light flashes.

    to hellmasker
    the kernel is also in gentoo's boot folder,but since lilo is in slckware's partition,how can i point gentoo's boot folder from there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesbaba8
    first lilo checks kernel,sasy ok,then goes to blank screen and caps-lock light flashes.
    Are you sure that you compiled your kernel correctly? A kernel panic at boot time usually means that you've selected the wrong CPU family or the like.

    Quote Originally Posted by mesbaba8
    the kernel is also in gentoo's boot folder,but since lilo is in slckware's partition,how can i point gentoo's boot folder from there?
    The easiest way is to mount gentoo's boot partition somewhere and then point LILO to whereever you mounted it.

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    ok,
    i installed 1st winxp,2nd slackware (with lilo),3rd gentoo(i didnt install boot loader with gentoo).

    here is my hdd:
    Code:
    hda1 winXP
    hda5 slackware
    hda6 gentoo
    hda7 swap
    dolda said
    mount gentoo's boot partition
    there is no such partition


    my lilo.conf is
    Code:
    image="/boot/kernel"
    root="/dev/hda5"
    title="Slack"
    
    other="/dev/hda1"
    title="Win"
    
    image="what can i write here?"
    root="/dev/hda6"
    title="Gentoo"
    Thank you

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    Is no such partition? Then, what would you call hda6? If I were you, I would create a mountpoint like /mnt/gentoo or such, the mount hda6 on there and add image="/mnt/gentoo/boot/kernel" to lilo.conf. Of course, I would really suggest that you use GRUB instead of LILO - then you wouldn't have to go through these troubles at all.

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