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I'm trying to triple boot with XP on hda and RH (Hdc,2) en Debian (hdc,3), but I can't get grub to boot Debian (I posted the grub-conf file below)
I copied the Debian kernel to the boot section and can't find a initrd...img file in Debian (should I make one, and how?)
Could the problem be that all kerel and intird paths are relativ to /boot as the file says?
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdc2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4 root=/dev/hdc3
I looked at this, but was afraid to copy the /boot directory to the boot partition b/c about three files have the same name.
I was hoping -quit naively I'll admit to that- that I could link to the debian boot directory.
You have to copy your Debian kernel (the vmlinuz-thing) to your RedHat /boot partition, then it should work. As far as I remember from my Debian days the bf-2.4 kernel doesn't use an initrd, if it does I think Debian has it in the rootpartition (or symlinked from there).
It almost worked like that
I had to create a symlink to the debian boot directory in the Redhat /boot partition and then it worked.
Seams that while loading the kernel it looks for a boot directory within the current directory and with the kernel copied directly to the boot partition it didn't find it.