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Old 12-03-03, 06:24 AM   #66
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Linux distros will coexist quite nicely, as long as you don't accidentally shaft one of them for space.

The reason why you have no root=STRING specification is because using the root=STRING specification causes LILO to write the major and minor number of the device node corresponding to your root partition into the boot loader itself. See this line?

append="root=LABEL=/"

This does the same thing, only differently. The append=STRING directive adds commands to the kernel command line, which can influence the way the kernel works. The root=LABEL=/ specification tels the kernel to mount the filesystem with the label "/", which is your root partition. Since you use LABEL mounting, you pass the label to the kernel via the command line and it mounts your root filesystem.



LILO sucks anyway; use GRUB.
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