Re: grub question - please help
On Fri, 06 Dec 2002 19:50:01 -0500
"Bruce Park" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >From: Shyamal Prasad <email@example.com>
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.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 ;-)
My other post must not have gotten through, here is my menu.lst <portions>
# new kernel
title = Debian/GNU Linux 2.4.19-new
root = (hd0,11)
kernel = /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.19-new noapic nosmp root=/dev/hda12 hdc=ide-scsi pci=biosirq
# windows 2000
title = Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
chainloader = (hd0,0)+1
I am sure I said this before, did you try "/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4 root=/dev/hda4 ro" ?