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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:38 pm    Post subject: Multiple Entries in silo.conf Reply with quote

I am trying to add multiple entries in silo.conf so that I can boot for a few different kernels. Is there a trick to it? Becuase if I add another entry to silo.conf, regardless of what I put, i always get an error in parseing silo.conf.

Here is what my entry looks like.

partition = 1
root = /dev/hda1
timeout = 150
image = /boot/kernel-2.4.27
label = linux

now what I want to add is this:

partition = 1
root = /dev/hda1
timeout = 150
image = /boot/kernel-2.4.29
label = linux-test

any hidden quirks in doing this?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if there is a "trick" but here is what my silo.conf looks like with three entries:

Code:
partition = 1
root = /dev/md2
timeout = 100
#
image = /boot/kernel-2.4.29-sparc
        label = linux
image = /boot/kernel-2.4.28-sparc-r6
        label = linux-prev
image = /boot/kernel-2.4.28-sparc-r1
        label = linux-2.4.28-sparc-r1
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my ultra5 my /boot/silo.conf looks like this. I was playing with different kernel configs to get the promise IDE card working right, so I ended up changing the same kernel a few times. (You can't boot the kernel from the promise controlled drives, so the boot partition is on a drive attatched to the built-in IDE controller)

Code:

partition = 1         # Boot partition (= root partition)
root = /dev/hde4      # Root partition
timeout = 150          # Wait 15 seconds before booting the default section
default = /boot/kernel-2.4.29-sparc-3

image = /boot/kernel-2.4.29-sparc
  label = gentoo-sparc

image = /boot/kernel-2.4.29-sparc-2
  label = gentoo-sparc-2

image = /boot/kernel-2.4.29-sparc-3
  label = gentoo-sparc-3_udma_fixed
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No trick. You can't have multiple partition= entries though.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet, thats what I was looking for. Didn't know you could add multiple entries under the same partition. 8)

Thanks Guys,

Also, sorry for the late reply. I was on Vacation.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about your System.map files? How do you name them if you have more than one kernel?

Code:

gollum boot # ls -l
total 5984
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  449517 May  2 12:44 System.map
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  444479 Apr 11 20:37 System.map-2.4.29
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       1 Apr  9 11:06 boot -> .
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   12940 Apr 11 20:37 config-2.4.29
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   12411 May  2 12:44 config-2.4.30
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    1024 May  2 11:40 fd.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     512 May  2 11:40 first.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    1024 May  2 11:40 generic.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     816 May  2 11:40 ieee32.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    7192 May  2 11:40 isofs.b
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 2485936 Apr 11 20:37 kernel-2.4.29
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 2559664 May  2 12:43 kernel-2.4.30
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    7680 Apr 11 21:28 old.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   66560 May  2 12:45 second.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root      78 May  2 12:45 silo.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   63961 May  2 11:40 silotftp.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     512 May  2 11:40 ultra.b

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