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Old 08-11-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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grub triple boot problem


Ok I have three oses on my p4 installed on 2 disks fedora core 2 and xp are instlled on my 120 g drive which is the slave and sun java desktop on my 40 gig partioned in 2 sitting on the first partion.

The sun java desktop is my most recent install. After installing sjd I was able to access sun + xp but not fdedora 2.

I tried reinstalling grub no luck. I fdisked the mbr and then was unable to boot anything. Reinstalled linux but neither windows nor sun would boot.

After editing my /boot/grub/menu.lst I managed to get windows booting again. So now the problem is how do I get sun to boot as well I imagine it's a matter of editing grub again but what settings?

I tried title= sun java root (hd0,0) rootnoverify (hd0,0) makeactive chainloader +1 no luck.

I also tried reversing the drives in grub ( I had to do this to get xp to boot again) i.e. (hd0) (hd1) (hd1) (hd0) still no luck.

any suggestions would be helpfull

thanks all
 
Old 08-11-2004, 02:08 PM   #2
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If sun used grub as well, and you can use FC2, mount the sun partition where the grub.conf file is (/etc/grub.conf) and see what it sys to get sun started.

hen you installed sun did you make the second HD master? If not, then sun will ahev included something like (hd1) in its boot instruction. Copy the sun boot instructions from sun's grub.conf into the grub.conf you're using to boot into FC2 and everything should work fine
 
Old 08-11-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion,

I will give that a try and see though I don't think sjde used grub at least it looked nothing like grub (from my rh expeirence) but maybe they used a custom version of it.

regardless I will give it a try

thanks again
 
Old 08-11-2004, 03:37 PM   #4
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tried to mount the hd wiht sun on it but linux won't mount it it sees hda2 (which is suns swap) in /etc/fstab but I can't get ti to mount hda1 or hda3 how would I edit fstab to mount these partions?
 
Old 08-11-2004, 05:22 PM   #5
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1) make a directory under /mnt to mount to

2) open a shell and type:

$ mount -t ext2 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/sun1

where 'sun1' is the directory you made to mount to and ext2 the filesystem, so change if necessary. When that works, you can think about editing fstab
 
Old 08-11-2004, 06:14 PM   #6
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Thanks again for the help I think I managed to solve the problem. I reloaded sjde and the created a folder /mnt/hdx and mounted the linux boot partion in it. I grabbed my fedora boot info and then pasted it into sun's bootloader now sun gives me the option to boot it windows or fedora

thanks again for the help
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:15 AM   #7
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Just out of curiosity: which bootloader does sjd use?
 
  


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