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OK, I'm now running GRUB from Slackware. It controls my MBR and boots all my operating systems on my main machine, with the exception of the soon-to-be plowed under borked Arch. Here's how I did it: GRUB (0.97) on Slackware - Build GRUB from SlackBuild in /Extras or download from SlackyEU (http://repository.sl...ub-legacy/0.97/ --> works on 14 current also) - Make sure to have a boot disk available (just in case) - Remove LILO if it was previously used as the bootloader on the system > #slackpkg remove lilo - Install GRUB on system > #installpkg grub-legacy* - Write to the MBR of the main drive on the system > #grub-install /dev/sd* - Copy previously used menu.lst from another source on the system or create a new menu.lst to boot the operating systems - Reboot --> JOY! YAY! I'm planning on using Clonezilla to clone my current Slackware partitions onto the old Arch partitions and use this as secondary OS on this machine. I will re-clone periodically to keep the two relatively synch'd. Of course, since they're on the same drive, a mech failure would be ugly, so I'll still regularly copy my /etc and /home to external media (DVD). This will facilitate ease of reinstall, if ever needed.
Here's another of those "I sure do miss Bruno" topics... Are there any LILO experts out here at Scot's these days? I've never been a LILO fan for multiple booting (beyond two OS's). It works like a champ on my laptop (dual boot) and even on my shop system (multiboot), but I've never been able to get it to work on my main system for some reason. I have a complicated fdisk layout on this system. I have three drives (non-RAID) running with numerous partitions on each. It's always been problematic to get LILO to properly recognize the drives/partitions and boot my multiple operating systems properly. Last night, I got the closeest I've ever come. I was able to boot Slackare (LILO - MBR controller on /dev/sda1) perfectly. However, when I tried to boot Arch (dev/sda5), CentOS (/dev/sdb6), Debian (dev/sdb8), Mint (/dev/sdb10), and Salix (/dev/sdb12), they would boot, but I had no keyboard or mouse at the RL3 command line. I tried to get LILO to boot the initrds by adding an initrd line to lilo.conf, but then /sbin/lilo gave errors when running and only registered Slackware; leading me to believe that it never got to where it was booting the initrd. I believe that if I could get it to properly boot the initrds, it would have the USB keyboard and mouse support once booted. Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong here?