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Red Hat Linux and System Commander

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Hello,

I have a version of Red Hat Linux (version 4.2). I have System Commander and I would like to use it to boot ALL of
my OSs. Has *anybody* used SC to boot their Red Hat Linux, and, if so, can someone please give me some advice and direction?
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I'm not familiar with system commander, but I have used other similar boot systems.  You need to setup lilo on the linux root partition.  Then just setup your boot loader to load linux off that partition.
Make sure you have the lilo package installed and look at the manpages for lilo and lilo.conf(man lilo and man lilo.conf)

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Yes; it works.  Install the Red Hat distribution in the standard way.
Then set up SC to boot from the Linux root partition (it will show up as
a partition type 83), *NOT* the swap partition.  If you've installed Linux
on a separate drive, this will typically be the second partition on the
drive, and will show up in SC as "partition 1-1".  The first 1 means the
second drive (drive 0 is the first), and the second 1 means the second
partition (the first partition, 0, will typically be the swap partition).  Also,
make sure that the disk is not set up in LBA mode in the system BIOS;
this does not work under Linux.  I've got mine set up as LARGE.

For reference, I'm using SC to boot up DOS, Multiuser DOS, and Linux.
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Thanks!
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