El lun, 07-07-2008 a las 22:54 +0100, michael escribió: > On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 17:56 -0300, Gabriel Parrondo wrote: > > El vie, 04-07-2008 a las 17:24 +0200, Shawn Beasley escribió: > > > michael wrote: > > > > I was following the instructions on, eg Debian_Admin, to attempt an > > > > installation of Debian on a Fedora box (that didn't like the netinst > > > > CD). I have got as far as installing a chroot in /debian_chroot but > > > > cannot work out the final steps needed to be able to boot into the > > > > Debian installation. Could some kind soul help me out? Thanks, M > > > > > > Boot from UbuntuLive or the like (must have a grub boot loader), mount > > > your hard drive and copy the initrd.gz vmlinuz to /root. (found in > > > install.i386) > > > > > > > > > OP is not using/installing ubuntu, he's installing debian and using > > fedora. I don't see where ubuntu fits. > > /vmlinuz and /initrd are links to files in /boot, which are installed by > > the kernel package (actually, the initrd is created, not installed). > > > > > > OP: > > You should chroot in /debian_chroot and run 'aptitude install > > linux-image-architecture'. > > If debootstrap didn't already, also install grub (or lilo if you prefer > > it). Edit fstab (don't forget about /proc) and exit the chroot. > > Then, if you have grub in the fedora system, run 'grub-install > > --root-directory=/debian_chroot /dev/device' and > > edit /debian_chroot/boot/grub/device.map if necessary. > > Re-enter the chroot and run update-grub. > > > > > > Then make the bios boot from that device, however you do it, and there > > you go. > > thanks, that sounds str forward - presumably the 'grub-install' will > write a new MBR so when I reboot the machine it looks in /debian_chroot > (ie I won't see the options from my [Fedora] /boot/grub/menu.lst)? That's what the --root-directory parameter does. > (I'm wanting to be able to boot into Debian kernel, but if it screws up be > able to go back into Fedora, and then, finally when got a working > Debian, wipe the Fedora and have a Debian (only) system) > Check the "default" and "savedefault" options in grub's menu.lst. Basically, you use them to tell grub "boot the default menu item, but before you do, set this menu entry as default for next reboot(s)" -- Gabriel Parrondo GNU/Linux User #404138 GnuPG Public Key ID: BED7BF43 JID: email@example.com "The only difference between theory and practice is that, in theory, there's no difference between theory and practice."
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