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Erik Myllymaki <> firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote:
That didn’t work either. Might need to uninstall the QNX boot loader, as
need my Linux system back tonight. Any advice on how to do this (or,
yet, get the QNX boot loader to startup Linux)?
I think you may have to – lilo can generally boot QNX. But, I think
lilo does some extra stuff, and what it boots doesn’t look like a
partition loader to the QNX loader, so you can’t use QNX to boot
Linux. Though, I’m not sure on this one.
That’s confusing. I’ve been using the QNX4 boot loader to boot Linux
for years. Has something changed with QNX6? Yes, LILO can boot
QNX from any partition on any drive. QNX4’s boot loader has always
been able to boot Linux.
Sorry for the confusion – I was confused. I had tried to do this
on a laptop a few years back, and had experienced similar problems.
Suggestion: On your Linux partition, install LILO into the partition boot
sector (not the MBR). When you choose the Linux partition with the
QNX boot loader, it will invoke LILO. At this point, you can boot
through to Linux. You can set the prompt and timeout in LILO so
that it never even slows down on its way through LILO.
I didn’t try that, it sounds like it would probably do the trick.
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