[ILUG-BOM] Setting up 3 OS using GRUB

Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri. linux@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Mon Sep 22 22:22:09 IST 2003


On Sat, 20 Sep 2003, Balajee  C wrote:

> Next LUG meet: 11 Oct 2003 around 4 pm - VJTI Mech Dept
> -------------------------------------------------------
> Hi all,
> I tried google, and the suggestion i got after going through some 
> sites, is to install the third OS and not install ny boot loader 
> but use a boot disk to boot the third OS.
> 
>  will try this out and post my experience..

I guess the limitation should be the hdd size that you have. At present I
have winduhs, RH 9, Debian woody, Slackware 9, and knoppix 3.2 on a 40 g
hdd (of which I can only use 32 G --limitation of bios :( ) And this is
just my primary master. Primary slave has winduhs, RH 8 (on two partitions)
and debian. I intend adding mandrake and maybe freebsd.

For me, grub will not boot a distro from a logical partition but lilo
will. It will even boot a distro on the second hdd. 

Here's my fdisk output:

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Disk /dev/hda: 33.8 GB, 33820286976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4111 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1             1       319   2562336    c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2   *       320       957   5124735   83  Linux
/dev/hda3           958      1595   5124735   83  Linux
/dev/hda4          1596      4111  20209770    5  Extended
/dev/hda5          1596      1627    257008+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6          1628      2010   3076416   83  Linux
/dev/hda7          2011      2393   3076416   83  Linux
/dev/hda8          2394      2776   3076416   83  Linux
/dev/hda9          2777      3159   3076416   83  Linux
/dev/hda10         3160      3542   3076416   83  Linux
/dev/hda11         3543      4111   4570461   82  Linux swap

--------------------

Disk /dev/hdb: 9115 MB, 9115361280 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1108 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1             1       192   1542208+   b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/hdb2   *       193       479   2305327+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb3           480       766   2305327+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb4           767      1108   2747115    5  Extended
/dev/hdb5           767       782    128488+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hdb6           783       946   1317298+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb7           947      1108   1301233+  83  Linux

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hth, 

sharukh.
-- 
Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri		Homeopath and Linux Enthusiast.
Mumbai, India.			http://www.pavri.net/



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