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Re: grubing my debian box

On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 08:35:22PM +0000, Hugh Saunders wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 12:46:57PM -0500, Hubert Chan wrote:
> > >>>>> "Hugh" == Hugh Saunders <hugh@mjr.org> writes:
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> > Hugh> 4. wrote /boot/grub/menu.1st
> > ...
> > 
> > Grub expects that to be menu.lst, not menu.1st (ell, not one).
> thanks! i renamed the file, rebooted, loaded the configfile then
> 	grub> setup (hd0)
> and it works fine now!
> My only query is that when specifying the root file system i have to
> specify using the /dev/hd* notation rather than the devfs way.
> is there anyway i can direct the kernel to a root filesystem 
> using devfs? [or is that a stupid questions as devfs is loaded 
> from the root partition?]

IIRC, you can use the /dev/discs hierarchy provided by devfs.  e.g. in
your menu.lst

  kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.19 root=/dev/discs/disc0/part1

(or whatever partition you need).  You can also use the full name of
the device e.g. /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1

Nathan Norman - Incanus Networking mailto:nnorman@incanus.net
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