| I currently am using lilo to boot linux 1.2.13 and Win95 just fine, but I found
| a hard drive lying around and would like to put linux 1.3.* on that hard drive,
| so that I have one stable kernel and one 'experimental' kernel. My question
| is, how do I go about adding this hard drive to lilo, and adding the new kernel
| to the other hard drive? Do I use boot and root disks like in the begining?
| Any help would be appreciated in this.
Been there, done that. You can see one way, which is to reinstall,
but if the other disk is large enough you can just mount it and copy
the data to it.
Assuming you have done the fdisk stuff, an example:
find . -depth -print > /tmp/allfiles
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
cpio -pdm /mnt < /tmp/allfiles
You make the list of stuff before you do the mount, then mount and
copy. Obviously there are other ways, let's skip posting all of
Having done this, you can add a stanza to lilo.conf describing the
other drive and the kernel on it. Don't change it until you are sure
it will run. You need to change the drive descriptor and name in
lilo.conf. Then have mnttab on the 2nd drive to reflect where things
are for that system.
Now run lilo and create a new setup, possibly on a floppy if you are
subject to ill fortune. Now boot it. You *should* be up and running
on the new drive, using your same old kernel. You can now build that
new system, hacked kernel or whatever.
Hope this is enough to help!
Too many improbable things have happened to me, both good and bad.
I'm living on the edge of the bell shaped curve.