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Re: problems mounting my hurd partition

On Sat, Dec 09, 2000 at 08:41:20AM -0800, Nick Jennings <nick@namodn.com> was heard to say:
>    So, my question is, will it work (installing GRUB in the MBR and using it
>    to boot Linux AND Hurd). 

  Grub has an interactive command-line, so if you screw the configuration up
you can always boot by hand.

>    Is there some good GRUB documentation? (Especially on getting it to 
>    boot Linux relatively painlessly).

  "info grub"

  Here's what I do (from menu.lst):
title=Debian GNU/Linux
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.0-test10 root=/dev/hda4

title=Debian GNU/Hurd
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/gnumach.gz root=hd0s7
module /boot/serverboot.gz

  To boot Linux at a Grub command-line, if you end up in that situation, you
just have to enter the "root" and "kernel" commands (adjusting for your
system, of course), then type "boot".

  What you might want to start with, though (since you don't have a working
floppy drive and there's an off-chance that Grub might not boot, although I
don't know why not), is installing Grub somewhere besides the MBR, and
chainloading it with Lilo.  If it works, you can stick it in the MBR.


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