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Old 01-27-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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Question Multiple booting


I want to add Debian to Grub Boot loader so that I don't have to insert floppy all the time. My Debian is in hda7. For Debain I selected VESA as my monitor although its a HIGHSCREEN MS1785P. May be that info. isn't important. The other two systems have following configurations.

title SuSE Linux
kernel (hd1,6)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb7 vga=0x31a splash=silent desktop hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0 hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0 hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0 showopts
initrd (hd1,6)/boot/initrd

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title Windows XP
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


Thank you in advance
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Old 01-27-2004, 08:18 PM   #2
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add this to /boot/grub/menu.lst

title Debian
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd
 
Old 01-28-2004, 03:03 AM   #3
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Hi Linuxbotx,

Thanx for the idea. But there is no initrd image file in Debian boot folder . That is my problem. However I have found a empty directory called initrd. When I search for initrd it gave me one more compresed initrd file in /usr/share/man/man4 but that is called initrd.4. I tried to extract it to the boot folder. My effort was a waste of time.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:08 AM   #4
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Is this a new Debian install? Do you even have an initrd symlink in / ? IF so, that's what you'd want for the initrd line. Otherwise, don't include it.

1.) Did you compile a kernel in Debian?
2.) What kernel should it use?
3.) Let's see the ouput of `ls -l /`
 
  


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