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Author Topic: transfer LILO in a new distro  (Read 4098 times)

icedtea

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transfer LILO in a new distro
« on: May 17, 2007, 05:08:35 pm »

hi group just wanted to ask,

ok here is the situation, i have the ff: distros

VL 5.1
Zw 4.4
VL 5.8 Gold
Slack 10.2

my LILO is installed in VL 5.8 Gold.. NOW i want to transfer it to VL 5.1 so how would i do it?  ?

1. will i comment out the partitions first in VL 5.8 GOLD then run /sbin/lilo

OR

2. will i copy first the partitions (LILO of vl 5.8 gold) in VL 5.1?
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bigpaws

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Re: transfer LILO in a new distro
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 05:15:36 pm »

Why are you trying that?  LILO in 5.8 is newer.

If you can boot the other distros' then I would
leave it alone.

If you can not boot every partition and the lilo
from 5.1 did then you can boot the 5.1 disk use
the linux root option and then after it boots
use VASM to reinstall lilo.

HTH

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icedtea

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Re: transfer LILO in a new distro
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 05:25:16 pm »

hmmm im talking about the 5.8 GOld wherein the desktop is xfce.. not the new one which is kde. ..
and i have a plan of removing the 5.8 gold in favor of this 5.8 SOHO. ..
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bigpaws

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Re: transfer LILO in a new distro
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 05:34:44 pm »

So I am to guess that is why you want to change
lilo?

By the way lilo from 5.8 SOHO RC3 picked all my distros'

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icedtea

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Re: transfer LILO in a new distro
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007, 05:40:11 pm »

yes sir.. i want to transfer the partitions of my other distros to the LILO of VL 5.1 :) coz i might remove the partition of my VL 5.8 Gold :)
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bigpaws

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Re: transfer LILO in a new distro
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007, 05:41:57 pm »

Then from my first post give this a try.

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If you can not boot every partition and the lilo
from 5.1 did then you can boot the 5.1 disk use
the linux root option and then after it boots
use VASM to reinstall lilo.

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icedtea

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Re: transfer LILO in a new distro
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007, 05:47:42 pm »

sir actually i can boot all the distros installed (partitions) m just wondering IF i will transfer them to VL 5.1 and run /sbin/lilo -v -v will it load the next time i restart the Pc?? and how about the current lilo setup in 5.8?
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bigpaws

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Re: transfer LILO in a new distro
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2007, 06:17:36 pm »

If you transfer the current lilo.conf to lilo.conf of 5.1 you
should be fine. Never tried it myself.

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