How to setup Boot manager to run linux, UMSCOLOR or Color144?

How to setup Boot manager to run linux, UMSCOLOR or Color144?

Post by Joe Vash » Mon, 01 Aug 1994 20:22:25



I have tried (without luck) to add linux lilo on a UMScolor.144 installed
system. It warns that it can not work with msdos. Okay, the docs says it can
be done, but it states you must use a msdos partition to get Boot Manager to
reconize it..

So could someone tell me how to go about making the boot manager work?
Which color144 should I use to install the root?
How do I install lilo correctly on the system if msdos partitions must be used?

Any general suggestions?
My system is setup on one hard 465 meg IDE drive. I've installed:

MSDos   C:   56 megs  /dev/hda1 Under umscolor144
OS2     D:   140megs  /dev/hda5
Linux   E:   205megs  /dev/hda6 ROOT
LSWAP        8  megs  /dev/hda4 SWAP Linux
BOOT M       1  megs            OPUS (per fdisk on linus)

HELP Please!

Thanks

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


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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