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i have two harddrives i installed gentoo on hdb and it booted fine. i installed slackware 11 on hda. now i don't have the option of booting gentoo any longer. ...
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    how to boot gentoo


    i have two harddrives i installed gentoo on hdb and it booted fine. i installed slackware 11 on hda. now i don't have the option of booting gentoo any longer. i placed the lilo on the mbr. this was also where i placed gentoo's grub. can anyone tell me how to get boot the second harddrive containing gentoo with or with out reinstalling

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    You can mount your gentoo root partition whilst logged into Slackware and take a look in the /boot/grub/menu.lst for the Gentoo grub entry. Once you know what the entry looks like, edit your Slackware /etc/lilo.conf and add an entry for Gentoo using the Slack entry as a guide.

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    if you want Gentoo's GRUB instead of Slackware's LILO, you can mount the Gentoo partition, remount /dev and /proc from Slackware on Gentoo's partition, chroot into Gentoo and reinstall GRUB. It's a bit tricky but I prefer GRUB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Pablo
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    if you want Gentoo's GRUB instead of Slackware's LILO, you can mount the Gentoo partition, remount /dev and /proc from Slackware on Gentoo's partition, chroot into Gentoo and reinstall GRUB. It's a bit tricky but I prefer GRUB.
    this does seem tricky how would i go about doing this.

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