HELP: OS/2 boot mgr doesn't boot LINUX

HELP: OS/2 boot mgr doesn't boot LINUX

Post by Sharon X. Wan » Wed, 19 Jun 1996 04:00:00



I installed OS/2 boot manager and it boots DOS Windows 3.11
and Windows 95 (two different partitions), but fails to boot
Linux.  This is what I did:

1. I partitioned disk using OS/2 3.0 fdisk and added the
   Linux root partition to boot manager (so it becomes bootable);
2. I used the Slackware fdisk to change the id code to Linux
   native, i.e. 83 and 82 for swap;
3. Then I installed Linux and configured;
4. Linux boots from floppy, but not from OS/2 boot manager.

Any suggestions?

Sharon

 
 
 

HELP: OS/2 boot mgr doesn't boot LINUX

Post by Maury Merki » Thu, 20 Jun 1996 04:00:00



> I installed OS/2 boot manager and it boots DOS Windows 3.11
> and Windows 95 (two different partitions), but fails to boot
> Linux.  This is what I did:

> 1. I partitioned disk using OS/2 3.0 fdisk and added the
>    Linux root partition to boot manager (so it becomes bootable);
> 2. I used the Slackware fdisk to change the id code to Linux
>    native, i.e. 83 and 82 for swap;
> 3. Then I installed Linux and configured;
> 4. Linux boots from floppy, but not from OS/2 boot manager.

> Any suggestions?

> Sharon


Sharon,

Lilo has to be installed *on the Linux partition* (NOT on the mbr --
that's where Boot Manager is).  

You were given an opportunity to install lilo that way when you first
installed Slackware, I'm not sure I'd know how to do it after everything
else is installed, but I'd *try* by booting the Slackware stuff as if
you were going to re-install, then when you come to that menu of things
to do I'd select install lilo and follow instructions.  It's normally
the last thing you do so I don't *think* it will mess anything up (but
no guarantees).

Of course you could also just read the lilo HOWTO and install it
manually (properly?).  :-)

Maury Merkin


 
 
 

HELP: OS/2 boot mgr doesn't boot LINUX

Post by Wesley Struebi » Fri, 21 Jun 1996 04:00:00




>> I installed OS/2 boot manager and it boots DOS Windows 3.11
>> and Windows 95 (two different partitions), but fails to boot
>> Linux.  This is what I did:

>> 1. I partitioned disk using OS/2 3.0 fdisk and added the
>>    Linux root partition to boot manager (so it becomes bootable);
>> 2. I used the Slackware fdisk to change the id code to Linux
>>    native, i.e. 83 and 82 for swap;
>> 3. Then I installed Linux and configured;
>> 4. Linux boots from floppy, but not from OS/2 boot manager.

>> Any suggestions?

>> Sharon

>Sharon,
>Lilo has to be installed *on the Linux partition* (NOT on the mbr --
>that's where Boot Manager is).  
>You were given an opportunity to install lilo that way when you first
>installed Slackware, I'm not sure I'd know how to do it after everything
>else is installed, but I'd *try* by booting the Slackware stuff as if
>you were going to re-install, then when you come to that menu of things
>to do I'd select install lilo and follow instructions.  It's normally
>the last thing you do so I don't *think* it will mess anything up (but
>no guarantees).
>Of course you could also just read the lilo HOWTO and install it
>manually (properly?).  :-)
>Maury Merkin


To throw my $0.02 into the fray, I believe that I remember that in
order to do this, LILO has to be installed in a *superblock* on your
LINUX primary partition.  That way, when you select LINUX from BM, it
brings up what it thinks is a valid OS (LILO in the superblock), and
LILO then takes over.

Also, it REALLY depends  which fdisk you used under WARP.  FDISKPM has
KNOWN problems (and I'm not sure they've been corrected fully - even
with fixpack 17).  To be safe, you MUST use fdisk from the OS/2
command line.  And be sure to set the partition to *bootable*.

Hope this helps a bit!

Now if I could only get past the "Booting" message n the initial
install...

Take care and keep the faith!

Wes

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HELP: OS/2 boot mgr doesn't boot LINUX

Post by Alejandro Riva » Fri, 21 Jun 1996 04:00:00



> I installed OS/2 boot manager and it boots DOS Windows 3.11
> and Windows 95 (two different partitions), but fails to boot
> Linux.  This is what I did:

> 1. I partitioned disk using OS/2 3.0 fdisk and added the
>    Linux root partition to boot manager (so it becomes bootable);
> 2. I used the Slackware fdisk to change the id code to Linux
>    native, i.e. 83 and 82 for swap;
> 3. Then I installed Linux and configured;
> 4. Linux boots from floppy, but not from OS/2 boot manager.

> Any suggestions?

You can change in the setup the form of booting.
The option is MBR, no ROOT

> Sharon


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                                        Alejandro Rival

 
 
 

HELP: OS/2 boot mgr doesn't boot LINUX

Post by E.H. Terwiel (Er » Sat, 22 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>I installed OS/2 boot manager and it boots DOS Windows 3.11
>and Windows 95 (two different partitions), but fails to boot
>Linux.  This is what I did:
>1. I partitioned disk using OS/2 3.0 fdisk and added the
>   Linux root partition to boot manager (so it becomes bootable);
>2. I used the Slackware fdisk to change the id code to Linux
>   native, i.e. 83 and 82 for swap;
>3. Then I installed Linux and configured;
>4. Linux boots from floppy, but not from OS/2 boot manager.

I used LILO for multi boots. is Ok
Now I use V-communication's System Commander. Very
nice.

Erik

 
 
 

HELP: OS/2 boot mgr doesn't boot LINUX

Post by Mark Niels » Sat, 22 Jun 1996 04:00:00


I use the lilo from linux to boot linux and WindowsNT, which can also
boot OS/2.

You will have to clear the master boot record with the command "fdisk /mbr"
from some version of DOS and then boot linux and install lilo.

Mark
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HELP: OS/2 boot mgr doesn't boot LINUX

Post by Brent Olso » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00




>> I installed OS/2 boot manager and it boots DOS Windows 3.11
>> and Windows 95 (two different partitions), but fails to boot
>> Linux.  This is what I did:

>> 1. I partitioned disk using OS/2 3.0 fdisk and added the
>>    Linux root partition to boot manager (so it becomes bootable);
>> 2. I used the Slackware fdisk to change the id code to Linux
>>    native, i.e. 83 and 82 for swap;
>> 3. Then I installed Linux and configured;
>> 4. Linux boots from floppy, but not from OS/2 boot manager.

>> Any suggestions?
>You can change in the setup the form of booting.
>The option is MBR, no ROOT

Point lilo to the partition the root partition is
located, then run lilo.  This installs a boot
sector on the linux root partition, thereby allowing
the boot manager to run it.

brent

 
 
 

1. HELP: OS/2 boot mgr doesn't boot LINUX


You didn't install 'lilo'.  You need it.

Run /sbin/liloconfig.

    Start a new header.
        When asked the time delay, set it to 0.
        When asked where to install, select the superblock of
         your linux partition.

    Add a linux partition.

    Install.

Note that installing lilo in this way will not interfere with boot
manager, and will not alter the MBR (main boot record).  All it does
is make the linux partition bootable by installing suitable code in
the boot sector.  (It is approximately the equivalent of the dos SYS
command).

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