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Old 08-12-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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dual boot xp/gentoo (selecting boot for each partition)


Dualboot gentoo and winxp pro

Using
Code:
fdisk /dev/hda
I get

Code:
Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot    Start       End      Blocks       Id   System
/dev/hda1 *       1       3590      28836643+     7   HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2      3591       3604        112455      83  Linux
/dev/hda3      3605       3671        538177+     82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda4      3672       4864       9582772+     83  Linux
for my partitions.

My question is, do I have the "*" in the correct place by placing it next to hda1 (windows XP), or should it be next to hda2 (linux boot)?

I am going to be using GRUB as my bootloader.

Here is the grub code:
Code:
default 1
timeout 30

splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.11-r3

root (hd0,1)
kernel /kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r3 root=/dev/hda4

title=Windows XP Professional
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
 
Old 08-12-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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just want to know if hda1 should be set to boot, or hda2....
 
Old 08-12-2005, 08:14 PM   #3
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i don't think the * matters too much but if have a look at your grub config, it's looking for the splash image /dev/hda1 (hd0,0) when it's actually in your boot partition which is /dev/hda2 or (hd0,1).

Also, after kernel you need to specify where you real root(/) partition is eg.
Code:
kernel /kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r11 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hda4
*edit* just noticed that you do have the root thing, but i'll leave it there anyway :P

Last edited by 0pal_t0ad; 08-12-2005 at 08:17 PM.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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Did you use genkernel?
 
Old 08-12-2005, 10:07 PM   #5
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Originally posted by comprookie2000
Did you use genkernel?
genkernel doesn't set grub up, it only does the whole make bzimage, make modules etc.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 11:13 PM   #6
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i did not use genkernel

i put the asterisk under hda2 (linux boot)

rebooted after installation

works perfectlly

my 1st linux install, and it was gentoo on a laptop, i hear thats a good accomplishment....

anyways, thanks for all the posts




i will look into the
Quote:
your grub config, it's looking for the splash image /dev/hda1 (hd0,0) when it's actually in your boot partition which is /dev/hda2 or (hd0,1).
and get that fixed (although i did get a splash image..... dunno how)

thanks all once again
 
Old 08-13-2005, 12:59 AM   #7
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i was wrong on my initial post...

grub has the following code:

...
Code:
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
....

and not what I had initially said, which was
Code:
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

So im good to go!
 
Old 08-13-2005, 04:48 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by 0pal_t0ad
i don't think the * matters too much but if have a look at your grub config, it's looking for the splash image /dev/hda1 (hd0,0) when it's actually in your boot partition which is /dev/hda2 or (hd0,1).

Also, after kernel you need to specify where you real root(/) partition is eg.
Code:
kernel /kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r11 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hda4
*edit* just noticed that you do have the root thing, but i'll leave it there anyway :P
Thats for Genkernel ...
 
Old 08-13-2005, 11:23 AM   #9
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uh uh! when i use "genkernel --menuconfig all", it always tells me update grub.conf at the end, it doesn't do it for me.

And congrats on getting gentoo running on your first attempt at linux with only a minor error like, wrong bootable partition
 
  


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