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Old 02-02-2006, 01:44 PM   #1
KMnO4
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Getting Suse 10 Grub to boot FC4


hi, does anyone here run Suse 10 (x86_64) alongside FC4 (x86_64) because i am trying to do this, but im having a few problems, i have suse 10 running fine, on my /dev/sda3 partition, also i have WinXP on /dev/sda1, grub boots those two fine, i have installed FC4 on /dev/sda7, grub picks it up, but cannot boot it, it says file not found when i try, can anybody suggest a way out of this problem? (kernel parameters, etc...)
 
Old 02-02-2006, 02:59 PM   #2
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Post your grub.conf(or menu.lst) file from suse here. Also post the contents of /boot directory of fedora. This is because, grub must be done the exact filename and location to be able to boot the distro. In order to see the contents of /boot of Fedora, you may have to mount the partition. Since I believe Fedora makes ext3 partitions, you can make a temporary directory in /mnt and then mount fedora's partition like this

Code:
mkdir /mnt/tmp
Code:
mount -t ext3 -o ro /dev/sda7 /mnt/tmp
Code:
ls -l /mnt/tmp/boot
Note down the filename precisely. Post your grub and I (or somebody else) will help you boot fedora.

Tux,
 
Old 02-04-2006, 03:46 AM   #3
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cheers for the help so far!!! but, when i try to mount, it says its alredy mounted, i dont know where,ive never tried to before??? is there any way to unmount it? Thanks!
 
Old 02-04-2006, 04:05 AM   #4
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Ok, ive found it, its on /data2 (obvious really)
Code:
ls -l /data2/boot
total 4192
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root    4096 2006-01-25 12:14 .
drwxr-xr-x  23 root root    4096 2006-01-25 12:28 ..
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   50848 2005-06-03 04:06 config-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root    4096 2006-01-25 12:28 grub
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 1306922 2006-01-25 12:14 initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img
-rw-r--r--   1 root root  916318 2005-06-03 04:06 System.map-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 1951836 2005-06-03 04:06 vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
and here is my suse grub menu.lst contence:
color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,2)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX 10.0
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3 selinux=0 resume=/dev/sda2 splash=silent showopts
initrd /boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4) (/dev/sda7)###

title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4) (/dev/sda7)
kernel (hd1,6)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 root=/dev/sda7 ro rhgb quiet
initrd (hd1,6)/boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 2###

title Windows XP
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX 10.0
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume selinux=0 edd=off 3
initrd /boot/initrd
Thanks

Last edited by KMnO4; 02-04-2006 at 04:10 AM.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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Quote:
title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4) (/dev/sda7)
kernel (hd1,6)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 root=/dev/sda7 ro rhgb quiet
initrd (hd1,6)/boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img
I am assuming you only have one hard drive in your PC, which means your grub entry for FC4 points to a different hard drive (which according to my assumption, does not exist). Hence you can try and change that entry to the following and try to boot it.

Code:
title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)
kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 root=/dev/sda7 ro rhgb quiet
initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img
***Notice the difference (hd0,6) from the previous entry***. I would also recommend that you read up on grub and how it identifies devices. That way you would almost always figure out how to boot if grub doesn't play nice.

If you are not able to boot it, post errors here.

Tux,

Last edited by tuxrules; 02-05-2006 at 07:18 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 10:08 AM   #6
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I have two hard drives, ill look at some grub documentation.
 
  


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