After installing grub no boot says "no setup signature found" ??:(
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I was using slitaz "cooking" to install grub, and slitaz and DSL both must use older version of Grub; as when I used Tinycore-2.0, which has grub-097, all worked beautifullY!
Note, this is about a multiboot qemu-img vhd with tc-2.0/dsl-4.4.10/slitaz and webserverpupy
all on a 1GB vhd!
Oh, seems cause I'm using vhd that the partition order is off or skewy
as "root (hd0,0), etc etc"
I had to use "grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/hda1 /dev/hda"
which worked good
As for the chainloader +1 thing, I remember reading an article about multi-booting operating systems. It mentioned that when people try adding other OSs to the grub menu.lst file, people mess up on the root, kernel and initrd line.
The article mentioned that as long as you have the root device correct, the chainloader will take care of the rest. I did what the article said, and he was right.
A few years ago, I had arch, pclinux2007 and openbsd in the same computer. I used arch as my main OS. To boot pclinuxos2007 or openbsd from arch's grub menu I added these lines to my /boot/grub/menu.lst file from arch.
title pclinuxOS 2007
Don't remember the hd addresses of the partitions as this was done three
years ago. But anyway, it did work like the article said.
I rebooted. The grub menu came up and saw three choices. I selected pclinuxos and it boot up fine.
I rebooted again, and selected openbsd and it came just fine.
Finally, I rebooted again and selected arch and it came up just fine.
I was happy that it worked. Arch, pclinuxos and openbsd boot up with no problems.
If I can find the article, which I read three years ago, I will post the link. I hope it is still online or cache somewhere on the internet.
Cool, so can I ask you a question dv502?
I have installed these distro's to a partitioned qemu-img 1GB; however, when trying to install grub with "root (hd0,0)", "setup (hdx)", etc it says either the partition doesn't exist or the stage3 or something can't be found.
Now, when I do "grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/hdxx /dev/hdx" it works
flawlessly. Wonder why?
Also, do you use a portable partitioned os or have ever made one?
I would like to know your experiences...?
Did you copy the grub files as mentioned in the link above. And, did you type grub at the terminal to get a grub prompt? Once you have a grub prompt, you need to type
I never tried installing multiple linux's on one virtual drive. In theory, it should work the same as real drives and partitions. I have to try this myself. I am going to install tinycore and dsl linux on one virtual drive. I will post back if grub can handle multiple linux's in a VM.
And, for the last question. I never used a portable partition OS.
OK, I did try grub prompt "grub"
and root ,etc
didn't work on vhd
grub-install did work
Now, I never made a Vbox img cause there's no portable vbox that I know of...
anyway I attached screenshots of new multiboot-portable
this one is dsl-4.4.10/tinycore-2.0/slitaz-cooking, ansd webserverpuppy1
all running on a 1GB qemu-img vhd with 4 partitions/no swap
(didn't know if vhd could handle extended partitioning, testing now)
I also have tc-2.0 portable now at site, but haven't finished it
I got a whole section of portables
( http://multidistro.com/downloads/por...portables.html )
all you really need to get started is "portable-qemu"
which has the scripts, etc to make-vhd/install and run xxx distro
known working distro's with portable-qemu are slack/dsl/feather/dsl-n
tinycore-2.0, fedora, wolvix, goblinx
it plays on Dindows too.
so, i was told that you can't partition a vhd, etc, but that's not true
So, my dsl2hd portable is fastest cause it doesn't run in ram.
anyway, please hit me back with your thoughts and if your interested we
could/should start a new thread on partitioning vhd's or something-yes?