Re: Grub question...
>>>>> "RB" == Rob Browning <email@example.com> writes:
RB> I used GRUB for the first time the other day to get me out of a
RB> bind when renumbering devices on my SCSI bus. I was quite
RB> impressed, but there were a couple of things that were a little
I've been using it as my bootloader for several months now. It's a lot
more convenient when your just changing kernels of the same version,
and that nifty textmode graphic screen is lots easier to mess with :)
RB> First GRUB doesn't do anything about the root partition as far
RB> as the kernel goes. If you don't specify one explicitly on the
RB> command line, it uses whatever's in the kernel (via rdev).
This is true; however, you can change the root device in the kernel
with rdev (at least I think that's the name of the tool)
RB> Second, it wasn't clear how you'd boot a DOS drive if you needed
RB> to, and it wasn't clear whether or not GRUB is capable of the
RB> kind of disk remapping that LILO can do (i.e. swapping drive C
RB> and D for DOS).
As far as booting a DOS drive, I have this little stanza in my menu.lst:
title= Windows 95
Not sure what you mean by remapping drives though. I never managed to
notice that feature of LILO.
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