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Old 10-22-2003, 04:54 PM   #1
Jaw3000
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Can't Boot into Mandrake?


Ok, I had Windows and Mandrake 9.2 RC2 installed on two partitions, when I used the empty third partition to install Red Hat Severn, which changed my GRUB loader, and now I can't boot into Mandrake.

Is there an image to download to create a boot floppy (I don't have one)?

Thanks!
 
Old 10-22-2003, 05:01 PM   #2
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What medium have you installed Mandrake from? If that's CDROM, you can use it as rescue disk. But I don't think you need it.
Does RedHat boot OK? If it does, you can fix GRUB configuration (what means: add Mandrake).
Please boot to RedHat and post its /etc/grub.conf. Please also write which partition is Mandrake installed to.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 05:22 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Mara
Please boot to RedHat and post its /etc/grub.conf.
In earlier versions of Redhat, the file was /boot/grub/grub.conf; I don't know if that's changed though.

 
Old 10-22-2003, 08:41 PM   #4
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Yes, I can boot into Red Hat.

My grub.conf file is:

#boot=/dev/hdc
default=2
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,5)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.4.22-1.2097.nptl)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2097.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hda=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2097.nptl.img
title Fedora Core (2.4.22-1.2088.nptl)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2088.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hda=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2088.nptl.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
title Mandrake Linux
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1

I have three partitions: Windows NTFS (hdc1). Mandrake 9.2 RC2 ReiserFS (hdc5), and Red Hat Severn ext3 (hdc6). I have two kernals installed for Red Hat. For the Mandrake entry, I think hd0,4 is correct, but I don't know the kernal and initrd enties. I can't look up those files to see what they are either, because Red Hat and Win doesn't have ReiserFS support.

Thanks again for any help!
-Jeff
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:26 PM   #5
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My Redhat/Mandrake/Windows system is at home right now, and I'm not. Unless someone posts the correct Grub entry before me, I'll post it when I get home.

Last edited by DMR; 10-23-2003 at 12:24 AM.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 10:10 PM   #6
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Originally posted by DMR
My Redhat/Mandrake/Windows system is at home right, and I'm not. Unless someone posts the correct Grub entry before me, I'll post it when I get home.
Ok, great! Thanks!
 
Old 10-23-2003, 12:28 AM   #7
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In the mean time can you verify something? Your current config file indicates that Mandrake is installed on the 5th partition (first logical partition) of hda1; is that correct?
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:12 AM   #8
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Originally posted by DMR
In the mean time can you verify something? Your current config file indicates that Mandrake is installed on the 5th partition (first logical partition) of hda1; is that correct?
I don't know. I'm not quite sure what you mean by hda1 or first logical drive. Hopefully this can help. I have one 100GB HD with 3 partitions. Hawdware Browser in Red Hat displays the following (">" are for the indentions):

/dev/hdc
>hdc1 ntfs (WinXP)
>hdc2 Extended (not quite sure what this is, but it looks like hdc5 and hdc6 are under it)
>>hdc5 reiserfs (Mandrake)
>>hdc6 ext3 (Red Hat)
 
Old 10-23-2003, 03:19 AM   #9
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Sorry- still stuck away from home (working a Win 2k system). After I get done here I'll need sleep, so I'll follow tomorrow.
 
  


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