LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-13-2004, 05:49 AM   #1
aikempshall
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Bristol, Britain
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 440

Rep: Reputation: 45
Grub dual boot


My machine looks like this - a bit of a mess I know.

/dev/hde1 Windows 95
/dev/hde2 Linux swap (set up for Redhat 9)
/dev/hde3 /home (for Redhat 9)

/dev/hda1 Mandrake 9.2 (includes /home /boot )

/dev/hdc1 /boot (for Redhat 9)
/dev/hdc2 / (for Redhat 9)

I have grub installed controlled by menu.lst from Mandrake see below. With it I can boot into Mandrake and Windows. When I try Redhat Grub almost immediately displays the line -

kernel (hd2,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-28.9 root=/dev/hdc2 devfs=mount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent vga=788

then Error 15: File not found.

I can't see what file it's not found. I can boot into Redhat with a floppy boot disk. Can anyone help? Thanks

The contents of menu.lst

timeout 10
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
i18n (hd1,0)/boot/grub/messages
keytable (hd1,0)/boot/uk.klt
altconfigfile (hd1,0)/boot/grub/menu.once
default 0

title mandrake
kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 devfs=mount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd.img

title linux-nonfb
kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 devfs=mount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda5
initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd.img

title failsafe
kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 failsafe devfs=nomount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda5
initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd.img

title redhat
kernel (hd2,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-28.9 root=/dev/hdc2 devfs=mount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd2,0)/boot/initrd-2.4.20-28.9.img

title windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 02-13-2004, 05:53 AM   #2
b0uncer
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: CentOS, OS X
Posts: 5,131

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
well...as a first step, check out that every file that's listed in RedHat's section actually is where Grub tries to search if some of them is missing, that's the problem....vmlinuz, initrd and the splash image (silent) should be found in order to boot normally so load up Mandrake or something and do a search.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 06:21 AM   #3
aikempshall
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Bristol, Britain
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 440

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Thanks for the quick response. The problem was with the line

kernel (hd2,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-28.9 root=/dev/hdc2 devfs=mount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent vga=788
was that it should have been

kernel (hd2,0)/vmlinuz-2.4.20-28.9 root=/dev/hdc2 devfs=mount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent vga=788

as boot is in it's own partition (hd2,0) it shouldn't include /boot in its path.

Similarly with next line.

Thanks for your help
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
grub dual boot, dual drives... scoob8000 Linux - General 5 04-11-2005 07:54 PM
Fedora Core 3 Dual Boot, Dual Hard drives, Grub Boot Loader Denali03 Linux - Newbie 1 03-04-2005 02:44 PM
Dual boot, dual drives. Where to put GRUB? rgbrock1 Linux - Newbie 5 10-02-2004 11:56 AM
Grub Dual Boot Mandrake 9.2 and Win2000 Invalid Boot Disk larsenmtl Linux - Newbie 1 02-01-2004 04:29 PM
Trying to dual-boot XP and RH9 with GRUB...GRUB stops right after BIOS EvilYoda Linux - Newbie 5 06-20-2003 04:38 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration