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Old 01-15-2007, 05:35 AM   #1
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bootin knoppix

hello frnds,
i have installed knoppix & windows xp in my system,windows is in hda1 & knoppix in hda7 & hda9(swap,/).But i have problem in booting knoppix,Whenever i tried to boot linux i get message file is missing.I have window based grub,configuration
of my bootloader file is give below

# Sample boot menu configuration file

# Boot automatically after a minute.
timeout 60

# By default, boot the second entry.
default 1

# Fallback to the first entry.
fallback 0

title Windows XP
unhide (hd0,1)
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

# For booting Linux
title knnopix
root (hd0,9)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda8 ro ramdisk_size=100000 lang-us apm=power-off nomce vga=781
initrd /boot/initrd.img
please help me and get me out of this trouble
alok agrawal
Old 01-15-2007, 05:50 AM   #2
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I seem to remember grub being funny with drive numbers. I think you need to use (hd0,8) to specify hd9 (i.e. one number less).

Good luck
Old 01-15-2007, 06:31 AM   #3
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With Windows in hda1 and Linux in hda9, the config file should read as follows:
title Windows XP
unhide (hd0,0) (Not sure why you need this line)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

# For booting Linux
title knnopix
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda9 ro ramdisk_size=100000 lang-us apm=power-off nomce vga=781
initrd /boot/initrd.img
The way it is now, i don't know why Windows would boot either.
Not that GRUB always counts from zero


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