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 <firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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