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Old 11-02-2006, 06:52 AM   #1
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Knoppix Succesfully installed but grub installed in root


Dear Firends,
I've Successfully installed Knoppix 5.1 from Live DVD but while installing Grub I've mistakenly installed it in to the root and Now I have WinXP Pro also, so it doesn't detect my Linu(knoppix). All the Possible Solutions which I know needs a Floopy Drive (incl. some External Boot Manager also) which I don't have. Can anyone show me How I can connect my Knoppix to WinXP Pro.

Already read all this
http://www.littlewhitedog.com/reviews_other_00011.asp
http://www.littlewhitedog.com/reviews_other_00011b.asp

SO kindly show me some other way
Thanking U all in Advance.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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not much on grub in those links...oh well

reboot into knoppix live cd

open a terminal and commands are
su
grub
root (hdX,Y)....as per tut where is /boot partition
root (hd0)


assume you have one drive....and if linux was on say hda5 then second last line is (hd0,4)
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:39 AM   #3
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Please explain

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Originally Posted by aus9
not much on grub in those links...oh well

reboot into knoppix live cd

open a terminal and commands are
su
grub
root (hdX,Y)....as per tut where is /boot partition
root (hd0)


assume you have one drive....and if linux was on say hda5 then second last line is (hd0,4)
Sir,
Kindly explain in brief, I have 3 HDDs, one with 3 partitions (18.5GB+18.5GB+1GB as swap) in which first contains WinXP Pro

hda1(C: = Primary FAT 32 winxp 18.5gb)/hda2(ext3 empty 18.5gb)/hda3 (1.2Gb Swap)
hdb (80GB Reserved for Data)
hdc (80GB ReiserFS Knoppix)

So now booting from Live DVD what should I do? Please Explain fully.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 07:18 AM   #4
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I like it with someone asks to explain fully when they do not supply enough info, heh heh

explain fully what your linux partitions are on hdc and we can give a more exact answer.

however the only line that will change is the hdX,Y and you can read my tutorial and use the knoppix live cd/dvd to see what your partitions are.

if you elected to have only one partition then its
(hd2,0)
 
Old 11-03-2006, 10:39 AM   #5
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Not Fair

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I like it with someone asks to explain fully when they do not supply enough info,

explain fully what your linux partitions are on hdc and we can give a more exact answer.
Dear Friend,
Now this is not fair I've tried to detail everything according to my knowledge hdc doesn't have any partitions. If u'd like to know something else then u can ask me again. Thank U anyhow.
and Thank U for ur Tutorial, I've seen them but not read but what I felt is they r useful in any distros, becaz the grub problem may arise in any distro.

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Old 11-03-2006, 10:18 PM   #6
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assuming hdc is a drive...it must have at least one partition

did you at least try the hd0,2 solution?
 
Old 11-03-2006, 11:32 PM   #7
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Yes tried

Quote:
Originally Posted by aus9
assuming hdc is a drive...it must have at least one partition

did you at least try the hd0,2 solution?
Dear Sir,
According to infor. below hdc is a HDD and has a single partition with reiserFS and I've tried the solution it says u don't have the permission or Permission denied but Really Thanks for ur kind support and I've going to format the drive which has knoppix as I got Ubuntu 6.10 DVD, Mandriva Free 2007 DVD, Fedora Core 6 DVD, Open Suse 10 DVD, So I plan to install them.
Can U please tell me, out of these distros which has KDE interface and which has gnome becaz I liked the interface of Knoppix which is probably a KDE interface.
As Usual Thanking U
Your Friend

hda1(C: = Primary FAT 32 winxp 18.5gb)/hda2(ext3 empty 18.5gb)/hda3 (1.2Gb Swap)
hdb (80GB Reserved for Data)
hdc (80GB ReiserFS Knoppix)
 
Old 11-04-2006, 02:08 AM   #8
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b4 you burn your bridges my friend heh heh

run the live cd aka knoppix
click on the shell to start a terminal (konsole)

commands are

su
grub
root (hd2,0)
setup (hd0)
quit

please write down what messages you are getting for the failure

permission denied suggests to me you forgot to run SU (my shout) which means

su = set user to root if no user named.

your knoppix konsole prompt changes to a # symbol when you are in root power mode.

and I am assuming you mean hdd is a hard disk drive jumpered as a master on second controller


Now that puts grub into the mbr of the first drive

but while in knoppix click on icon for hdc1 and confirm the /boot/grub/mneu.lst has a chainloader command similar to my tutorial which is

title xp
root (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

Last edited by aus9; 11-04-2006 at 02:11 AM.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 01:06 AM   #9
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Thank U

Dear Friend,
Really Thank U it worked but after starting It doesn't allow me to select the background from FAT32 HDD hdb2 which is my DATA HDD. It says only locale files allowed. Anyway shifted over Mandriva Free 2007 and installed succesfully but it doesn't have softwares like Knoppix and doesn't mount my DVD writer, and doesn't detect hdc (80GB)can u please tell me the solution, will try Ubuntu 6.10 and FC 6 and Open Suse 10.1 ( I already have DVDs of them)idoubt that whether other Distro contains the bunch of software which Knoppix has.

Thank U for ur precious time and advice.
I went through ur tutorial and finally made the grub to MBR.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 03:45 AM   #10
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great to hear grub is working for you.....once you have knoppix and know how to put grub in to mbr or a root partition there is nothing stopping you.

oh sorry to hear about mdk.

pls consider this thread closed and post in mdk forum for any issues you have.

like all good posters include all relevant things including you have 3 drives their partition makeup...what version of mdk you are trying ....and what its current /etc/fstab file is.

hint why not try a search first?

good luck
 
Old 11-06-2006, 03:08 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aus9
great to hear grub is working for you.....once you have knoppix and know how to put grub in to mbr or a root partition there is nothing stopping you.

oh sorry to hear about mdk.

pls consider this thread closed and post in mdk forum for any issues you have.

like all good posters include all relevant things including you have 3 drives their partition makeup...what version of mdk you are trying ....and what its current /etc/fstab file is.

hint why not try a search first?

good luck
Thank U, Knoppix Has some Poblems specially relating to mounting, VCD/DVD playing.
 
  


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