How to setup OS/2 & Linux (I.e. LILO or Boot Manager or...)

How to setup OS/2 & Linux (I.e. LILO or Boot Manager or...)

Post by Greg Wo » Wed, 02 Nov 1994 00:23:07




Quote:>Hi out there,
>there must be a FAQ somewhere, even if I havn't found it yet, on how to
>setup up OS/2 and Linux on the same PC. Can someone send me a
>pointer to it? I can be the first one that would like to know more
>about it.
>What I am interested in is:
>1) LILO or Boot Manager. "Why", "Why not" and "How"?
>2) What should I think of before partitioning my (new) HD?

Here is a FAQ.

1) Both, if you want it to work.

2) Think of? - just how much to allocate each OS :)

Greg

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Question 3.7.  How can I boot Linux from OS/2's Boot Manager ?

1. Create a partition using OS/2's FDISK (Not Linux's fdisk).

2. Format the partition under OS/2, either with FAT or HPFS.  This is so
that OS/2 knows about the partition being formatted.

3. Add the partition to the Boot Manager.

4. Boot Linux, and create a filesystem on the partition using mkfs -t ext2
or mke2fs.  At this point you may, if you like, use Linux's fdisk to
change the partition type code of the new partition to type 83 (Linux
Native) -- this may help some automated installation scripts find the
right partition to use.

5. Install Linux on the partition.

6. Install LILO on the Linux partition -- NOT on the master boot record of
the hard drive.  This installs LILO as a second-stage boot loader on the
Linux partition itself, to start up the kernel specified in the LILO
config file.  To do this you should put
   boot = /dev/hda2
(where /dev/hda2 is the *partition* you want to boot off) in your
/etc/lilo/config or /etc/lilo.config file.

7. Make sure that it is the Boot Manager partition that is marked active,
so that you can use Boot Manager to choose what to boot.
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