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Old 01-03-2006, 12:16 PM   #16
khaleel5000
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Ya I just did and it doesnot work , the thing is it gets well till CHROOT but not furthur i also tried the step in # 12 but nothing , fells it would b better if u could write a nu bootloader and gimme so i could INSTALL {PUT IT IN MBR} it with a 3rd party programme
 
Old 01-03-2006, 12:21 PM   #17
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MY MENU .LST IS this (made changes b4 installing nu bootloader when i re-installed my archlinux 5th time in attempt 2 install GRUB the right way



# Config file for GRUB - The GNU GRand Unified Bootloader
# /boot/grub/menu.lst

# DEVICE NAME CONVERSIONS
#
# Old /dev DevFS Grub
# -----------------------------------------------
# /dev/fd0 /dev/floppy/0 (fd0)
# /dev/hda /dev/discs/disc0/disc (hd0)
# /dev/hdb2 /dev/discs/disc1/part2 (hd1,1)
# /dev/hda3 /dev/discs/disc0/part3 (hd0,2)
# /dev/hdb7 /dev/discs/disc1/part7 (hd1,7)
# /dev/hdb7 /dev/discs/disc1/part7 (hd1,6)
#


# FRAMEBUFFER RESOLUTION SETTINGS
# +-------------------------------------------------+
# | 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024
# ----+--------------------------------------------
# 256 | 0x301=769 0x303=771 0x305=773 0x307=775
# 32K | 0x310=784 0x313=787 0x316=790 0x319=793
# 64K | 0x311=785 0x314=788 0x317=791 0x31A=794
# 16M | 0x312=786 0x315=789 0x318=792 0x31B=795
# +-------------------------------------------------+

# general configuration:
timeout 5
default 0
color light-blue/black light-cyan/blue

# boot sections follow
# each is implicitly numbered from 0 in the order of appearance below
#
# TIP: If you want a 1024x768 framebuffer, add "vga=773" to your kernel line.
#
# TIP: To use udev, add "devfs=nomount" to your kernel line.
#
#-*

# (0) Arch Linux
title Arch Linux [/boot/vmlinuz26]
root (hd1,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hdb7 ro
initrd /boot/initrd26.img

# (1) Arch Linux 2
Title Arch Linux [/boot/vmlinuz26]
root (hd1,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hdb7 ro
initrd /boot/initrd26.img

# (2) Arch linux 3
Title Arch Linux2 , kernel 2.6.x
root (hd1,7)
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hdb7 ro
initrd /initrd26.img

# (3) Arch linux 4
title Arch linux 4 ,kernel 2.6.x
root (hdb,7)
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hdb7 ro
initrd /initrd26.img
 
Old 01-03-2006, 06:36 PM   #18
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Here is my Grub menu.lst that boots ARch 0.71
Code:
title  Arch Linux [/boot/vmlinuz26]
root   (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hda7 ro
initrd /boot/initrd26.img
Your menu.lst has been amended and Entries (1) to (3) will not work because

(1) (hd1,7) is a Grub reference meaning the 8th partition of the 2nd disk, as Grub counts from 0. Therefore the root=/dev/hdb7 is wrong. If it were right then the root statement should have been root (hd1,6) but that is exactly choice #0. Therefore you should have hdb8 and not hdb7 in root= statement.

(2) Same error as above but both vmlinuz26 and initrd26.img are now obtained from "/" directory and not the normal "/boot" directory. It is possible but my version has no such files in "/" directory.

(3) This has to be done by you as Grub never use (hdb,7). The disk no. is always hd0, hd1 etc.
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Thus unless you have the necessary files in "/" directory I suggest you delete the entries No. (2) and (3).

Use hdb8 in place of hdb7 in Entry #1.

You should then concentrate on replicating the Grub by either

(a) using "grub-install /dev/hda" after you have "chroot" into Arch.

or

(b) Invoke a Grub shell from Knoppix and outside Arch to replicate Grub by the "root" and "setup" statement already given to you.

If you are using a 3rd party boot loader together with Grub that would be bad news. You should only use one but not both.

--------------------------------------------------

If everything fails then you will have to boot Arch manually. To do that you need a Grub floppy. Read Section C.1 of this thread to make one, have it ready and let us know if you need to go down that route.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 03:50 AM   #19
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CAN U JUST PLEASE MAKE ME A NEW GRUB ENTRY WHICH I CAN COPY AND PASTE IN MY MENU.lst coz its still not working or better yet , i used suse 9.2 but wasent so fast so someone recommended me ARCH LINUX if u can suggerse me any such simple but very fast and stable distro , i can dump that arch headache
AND THAT GRUB INSTALL THING IS NOT WORKING .
THANKYOU FOR YOUR PAITENCE
 
Old 01-04-2006, 04:24 AM   #20
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I might be of target. But is this maybe related too the limit where you need to have the boot partition under. For example on a 486 you need to have the boot partition in the first 500MB of the harddrive. On newer computers that limit is at 2GB, 8GB, 32GB, 128GB, ... Maybe you need to have a /boot/ partition under a limit like that. Since you only have linux on the 7th partition...

By the way, when booting and you are in grub you can edit the bootup entries live. Just press "e" when you are above the entry you want to edit. That's faster then starting a livecd.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 04:27 AM   #21
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If the above doesn't work it is possible that your ARch installation is faulty and no version of menu.lst can save it.

The way I told to to edit the menu.lst "is" the copy you can paste yourself.

Arch is not known to be well put together. If you want a fast Linux to work with try

Slax, Troppix and Puppy.

The Latest Suse 10.1 is a lot faster than 9.2.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 05:19 AM   #22
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thanks man then its done TRY SLAX Or any other , My arch linux copy is probably faulty


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