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Re: grub question - please help

From: Shyamal Prasad <shyamal.prasad@sbcglobal.net>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: grub question - please help
Date: 06 Dec 2002 18:33:09 -0600

    "David" == David P James <David> writes:

    David> initrd /initrd.img-2.4.18-bf2.4

    David> Come to think of it, the leading '/' should probably be
    David> dropped for both.

The bf2.4 kernel does not use an initrd image unlike the other 2.4.18
kernel packages. So the poster does not need this. I too made the
mistake of assuming there was an initrd file with bf2.4 recently.
Hmm., that's interesting.

The leading '/' on the vmlinuz kernel name was probably his problem.
OK, I edited the it to:

kernel vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4 root=/dev/hda4 ro
which results in:
Error 1: Filename must be either an absolute pathanme or blocklist

On my system:
bash$ ls -l /boot | grep 'vmlinuz'
-rw-r--r--  root root   <some other info>  vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4

I still can't solve this problem.

    David> You can also try absolute paths rather than relative ones;
    David> eg:

    David> kernel (hd0,1)/vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4 root=/dev/hda4 ro
    David> initrd (hd0,1)/initrd.img-2.4.18-bf2.4

Yup, and going one step further, she/he could experiment and find the
best option by getting to the grub prompt and using the 'find' command
or otherwise interactively attempting to boot the system until it
worked ;-)


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