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hda1 = windows
hdb1 = boot ? I think See suse 8.2
hdb2 = red hat 9
hdb3 = swap red hat/ swap suse 9.0
hdc1 = swap suse 9.0
hdc2 = suse 8.2
hdc6 = suse 9.0
GrUB boots from hdc2 ( I changed the menu list so I could detect which one is activated)
I think I have at least one SWAP to much.
I can edit the fstab files so that all use hdc1 and then I can delete hdb3.
Are there further consequences ?
As I see it there is a boot partition on hdb1.
How do I make GRub boot from that partition.
First I have to edit the menu lst I think.
And then... editing the MBR ???
To prevent this kind of things, I had the Idea to do the next.
Make a copy from the MBR with DD to a flop.
Install the new distro.
Start with the flop. Look to the Menu lst from the new distro.
Edit the menu lst on hdb1.
Put the MBR from the flop back to hda.
(I don't have the intention to change anything on hda, the distros go to hdb or hdc)
Did I forget anything ?
Originally posted by lightsycle I have a question: What does the (hd0,0) mean? I only ask because I have 3 os on my hdd and the 3rd MDK8.1 won't work from grub. I have to use a disk.
As CloudBuilder says, (hd0,0) is the first partition on the first hard drive. If you want to put an entry for MDK8.1 on your /boot/grub/menu.lst , tell us what partition it is on and we'll have a stab at it.
I tried tinkering with it a little this morning with the help of man and info pages but to no avail. I was trying to copy the syntax that boots RH9 on hda3? i believe? no good. n-e-help is appreciated.