Getting Linux installed on 3rd partition of 2nd HD to boot.
Posted on 2000-03-13
I have installed Mandrake-Linux to my computer. The drives are laid out like this:
/dev/hda1 - NTFS - NT boot
/dev/hda2 - NTFS
/dev/hdb1 - NTFS (3 Gig)
/dev/hdb2 - Linux (2.8 Gig)
/dev/hdb5 - Linux swap (200 K)
As you would guess Lilo doesn't boot into Linux in this situation because the Linux is too far from the beginning of /dev/hdb.
When I was installing Linux I remember seeing a 7Meg section at the beginning of /dev/hdb that is not used. I'm assuming it is there to put a small kernel loader in, which is exactly what I want to do.
Is it possible to format this 7M section and put the kernel on it without re-installing? If so, how?
If it is not possible, how do I need to set it up upon re-install? I'm thinking I need to make this 7M partition the mount point "/" and the partition with linux "/boot", or is it the other way around?
If you can give the solution without re-install I'll give the full points, if I have to re-install - half.
Thanks for all of your help.