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Hello. I have a question about my bootloader. I have searched the forums and haven't found anything useful so I decided to go ahead and post my problem. I have two hard drives, a win98 and a rh9. The rh9 is set to master and the 98 to slave. I installed Linux before the win98 drive was on the machine so the boot loader does not recognize the drive. I need to know how to edit the boot loader so I can select my boot device. I tried reinstalling GRUB from the redhat cd, but it wouldn't do it for some reason. I was going to try to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf, but I dont' know what to edit it with or what code to add. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.
in redhat i think there is an option to adjust the bootloader settings off the start button... cant remember where abouts tho.
with that you should be able to add entrys saying that win 98 is on hda and rh on hdb
Installing Windows after linux is somewhat tricky sometimes but it can be done. Some simple thing you might want to check/do....
1. Find out what partition your bootloader is installed on
2. Make sure that the partition that has your bootloader installed on it is set to be the "active partition". This is done via fdisk.
3. You might have to run grub setup again (as opposed to reinstalling grub).
I am not having problems with the boot loader. It loads fine. I just dont know how to edit it. I looked for anything in the "start menu" and didnt find anything about the boot loader. I have booted from the rh cd at least three times to try to both update and reinstall grub, and then to install Lilo over it. It said the kernel wasnt updated and no changes had been made. But I will give it another shot. Thanks.
You won't find anything about grub in any start menu from any DE/WM. It's a file in your /boot directory so you definately need to mount your /boot directory to configure grub.
Since you say grub is installed, you should be able to run the "grub" (as root and after mounting /boot) command that puts you inside the grub configuration environment to make any edits. You also need to make sure that you set the partition that has your bootloader to active via fdisk.