Getting Linux in OS/2's Boot Manager Help

Getting Linux in OS/2's Boot Manager Help

Post by Chris Richmo » Fri, 11 Nov 1994 08:32:24



Hi Folks,

        I just installed Slackware 2.0.1 from the Oct. 94
InfoMagic CD.  Already on the system, was DOS and OS/2 2.11.
After creating the partitions on the SCSI disk from within
OS/2's fdisk, I made the Linux boot disk and root disk,
did the mkswap and swapon tricks, and started the setup program.
Everything went fine, I made a boot disk, created a LILO table
and installed it in root, and exited.  I re-ran OS/2's
fdisk, and sure enough, Linux was listed as bootable.  I reboot,
and when Boot Manager came up, No Linux to choose.  I reloaded
the original boot/root disks, looked at Linux's fdisk,
and everything was OK.  Still no Linux in BM.  I tried to
boot the original boot disk and the root disk that was made
during install, and it got as far as saying it loaded the
minix filesystem, and hung.

What did I do wrong?  What do I do to fix it?

Thanks, Chris

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Getting Linux in OS/2's Boot Manager Help

Post by Jay Schlies » Mon, 14 Nov 1994 22:35:32


: Hi Folks,

:       I just installed Slackware 2.0.1 from the Oct. 94
: InfoMagic CD.  Already on the system, was DOS and OS/2 2.11.
: After creating the partitions on the SCSI disk from within
: OS/2's fdisk, I made the Linux boot disk and root disk,
: did the mkswap and swapon tricks, and started the setup program.
: Everything went fine, I made a boot disk, created a LILO table
: and installed it in root, and exited.  I re-ran OS/2's
: fdisk, and sure enough, Linux was listed as bootable.  I reboot,
: and when Boot Manager came up, No Linux to choose.  I reloaded
                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Looks like you may have forgotten to "add to Boot Manager Menu".

: the original boot/root disks, looked at Linux's fdisk,
: and everything was OK.  Still no Linux in BM.  I tried to
: boot the original boot disk and the root disk that was made
: during install, and it got as far as saying it loaded the
: minix filesystem, and hung.
: What did I do wrong?  What do I do to fix it?

Go into OS/2's fdisk, and add Linux to the BootManager's Menu.
If you installed lilo onto the superblock of your Linux native
partition, BManager should then go to Lilo, which in turn loads
the linux kernel.

Hope this helps.

 --Jay                     o        
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Getting Linux in OS/2's Boot Manager Help

Post by Another Toto » Tue, 15 Nov 1994 05:08:06



: : Hi Folks,

[stuff deleted to make this look neater]

: Go into OS/2's fdisk, and add Linux to the BootManager's Menu.
: If you installed lilo onto the superblock of your Linux native
                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^
: partition, BManager should then go to Lilo, which in turn loads
: the linux kernel.

I guess I have an ancient LILO (the one that comes with Slackware 1.1.2), but
I can't, for the life of me, find a setting that said anything about super-
block.  On the other hand, there is an entry for setting LILO to work with
Boot Manager.  I guess I will have to take a look later and see the exact
message.  (BTW, when I type "liloconfig", there are 4 options to choose.  One
is setup for BM, one is boot floopy, one is install LILO on floppy, and I
forgot the last one.  Right now I am using install LILO on floppy and works
great)  

I sure don't want to mess up my Linux partition as I have no boot/root disk
yet.  Maybe when I made one, I will start fool around with it.

: Hope this helps.

:  --Jay                     o        
:                        <#<         " Above all.... have fun."
:  +*+ Credits: smartmail__>^>__by * Linux+Pine3.91+Smail+Term-2.2.2+PoP +*

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Getting Linux in OS/2's Boot Manager Help

Post by Jay Schlies » Thu, 17 Nov 1994 01:07:27




: : : Hi Folks,

: [stuff deleted to make this look neater]

: : Go into OS/2's fdisk, and add Linux to the BootManager's Menu.
: : If you installed lilo onto the superblock of your Linux native
:                                  ^^^^^^^^^^^
: : partition, BManager should then go to Lilo, which in turn loads
: : the linux kernel.

: I guess I have an ancient LILO (the one that comes with Slackware 1.1.2), but
: I can't, for the life of me, find a setting that said anything about super-
: block.  On the other hand, there is an entry for setting LILO to work with
: Boot Manager.  I guess I will have to take a look later and see the exact

This is what that setting does, (installs lilo on the linux partition
superblock), as opposed to the MBR. My lilo shows 9 options, including adding
Linux/OS2/DOS partition options, for using lilo as a multi OS bootmenu.

: message.  (BTW, when I type "liloconfig", there are 4 options to choose.  One
: is setup for BM, one is boot floopy, one is install LILO on floppy, and I
: forgot the last one.  Right now I am using install LILO on floppy and works
: great)  

: I sure don't want to mess up my Linux partition as I have no boot/root disk
: yet.  Maybe when I made one, I will start fool around with it.

--
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