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Re: lilo -R

To: Keith Owens <kaos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: lilo -R
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 06:55:20 -0500
Cc: Keith Matthews <keith_m@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Comments: In-reply-to Keith Owens <kaos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> message dated "Tue, 22 May 2001 21:37:32 +1000."
References: <9224.990531452@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
> On Tue, 22 May 2001 07:56:00 +0100 (BST), 
> Keith Matthews <keith_m@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >On Mon, 21 May 2001 20:22:30 -0700 (PDT) John <John <jsh_45@xxxxxxxxx>> wrot
> e:
> >
> >> This is starting to get to me.  I "thought" that
> >> pulling the /dev/hdc drives cable and putting it on
> >> the first ide controller would be the easy thing to
> >> do, but that has been elusive.  I've tried almost
> >
> >More out of curiosity than anything, why did you want to do things this
> >way, as opposed to using LILO on the original configuration to boot from
> >hdc ?
> 
> He is building on hdc using an existing kernel then making hdc the boot
> disk, so it becomes hda in a new system.  lilo records device numbers
> and gets confused by this process.
> 
> The easiest method is to create the new system on hdc, do not run lilo,
> install the disk as hda, boot a kernel off an emergency floppy using
> root on the new hda then run lilo to install after the disk has been
> moved to hda.  The problem with that approach is fitting the kernel on
> a floppy, XFS is too big.  The only ways I can see of using an
> emergency floppy are by using an ext2 partition on hdc/hda or by
> building XFS as a module, but that requires fiddling with initrd,
> messy.

The rescue mode on the cdrom supports XFS, I have fixed up lilo
this way. Also, when setting up a system with multiple roots,
I tend to keep the same boot partition and lilo configuration for
both of them, which is another way out of this.

Steve


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