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Old 11-02-2004, 11:55 AM   #1
tanveer
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Booting fedora from mandrake


Friends,
I got stuck in this bootloader problem which is I had win2000,fc1 and fc2 in my hd. For boot I used the grub Of fc2 and recently i installed mandrake over fc2. So now mandrakes GRUB bootloader boots only win2000. How to bring the fc1 here ? As I was using grub.conf of FC2 which is now been overwritten by mandrake so how to bring the FC1 to boot in mandrakes grub ?

Mandrakes /etc/lilo.conf results :

boot=/dev/hda
install=menu
vga=normal
default="linux-smp"
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw

// I TRIED THIS TO BOOT INTO FEDORA..

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="fedora"
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/boot/initrd
append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda8 splash=silent"
read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz-smp
label="linux-smp"
root=/dev/hda7
initrd=/boot/initrd-smp.img
append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda10 splash=silent"
read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/hda7
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda10 splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux-nonfb"
root=/dev/hda7
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda10"
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="failsafe"
root=/dev/hda7
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="failsafe devfs=nomount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda10"
read-only
other=/dev/hda1
label="windows"
table=/dev/hda
other=/dev/fd0
label="floppy"
unsafe

fdisk -l results :

Disk /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 * 1 261 2096451 6 FAT16
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 1031 4998 31872960 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part3 262 1030 6176992+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part5 1031 1922 7164958+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part6 1923 2559 5116671 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part7 2560 3852 10385991 83 Linux
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part8 3853 3919 538146 82 Linux swap
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part9 3920 4922 8056566 83 Linux
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part10 4923 4998 610438+ 82 Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Looking forward for ur reply.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 04:58 AM   #2
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make up your mind choose grub or lilo. You appear to post lilo and I can't help you with it.

is grub still in your mbr?

a possible grub file could be

default 0
fallback 1

title hda7
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7 hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd.img
# scsi for dvd?

title xp on part3
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
hide (hd0,1)
hide (hd0,2)
makeactive
chainloader +1

title w95 on part1
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

title hda9
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda9 hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd.img

Fail? then post your grub file and your /boot file list for each distro hda7 and hda9 OR get grub out of mbr by installing lilo into mbr and redoing lilo file which I still can not help you with.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 12:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for ur reply.
I was using grub of fc2 which I overwrited by mandrakes lilo bootloader. Thats how I made the problem.
I changed the boot loader of manderake to GRUB. But I couldn't find this grub.conf file in /etc
Can I use FC1's grub.conf file to take over ?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 01:02 PM   #4
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OK I got it solved. I overwrited my mandrakes GRUB bootloader with Fedora core1's Grub.
I added mandrake there.
Thanks for ur help anyway.
 
  


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