Re: grub question - please help
Bruce Park was roused into action on 2002-12-06 00:47 and wrote:
I'm having a difficult time loading the linux partition in grub. I'm going
to do the best that I can to explain what I understand and what I don't. I'm
currenty using 2.4.-18-bf2.4 kernel. I am also using a floppy to test this.
I have NOT loaded this into the MBR. Instead, the Lilo is in the MBR.
My partition consits of:
hd0,0 /dev/hda1 Windows NTFS
hd0,1 /dev/hda2 boot ext2
hd0,2. /dev/hda3 Swap Swap
hd0,3 /dev/hda4 Linux root ext3
Now, I got the Windows part down but I cannot get the linux part. I'm going
to add line numbers to make this easier to read. Here's what I have so far:
You've got the hardest part out of the way then... :)
1 title Linux
2 # load the boot partition to Grub
3 root (hd0,1)
4 load the kernel
5 kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda4 ro
6 # this DOES NOT WORK
7 # kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4 root=/dev/hda4 ro
You probably want to comment out line 5 and uncomment line 7. And then
add the following as line 8:
Come to think of it, the leading '/' should probably be dropped for both.
Of course the initrd image should exist as well... (I'm not even sure
how you're booting a 2.4.x kernel without it, though it has been a long
time since I set all this up and so I may be a little hazy on it now).
You can also try absolute paths rather than relative ones; eg:
kernel (hd0,1)/vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4 root=/dev/hda4 ro
btw, what is Line 4 doing?
David P. James
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