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Old 02-13-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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Question Installing Linux from Hard Drive


Hello all !

I have OpenSuSE 11.2 installed, I want to install fedora 16 on OpenSuse 11.2.

I created a directory /FedoraSetup. Where is the .iso file resodes. Also, I have extracted there; initrd.img, image firectory and vmlinuz.

I have appended the following to the menu.lst file :

title Install Fedora Linux
root (hd0,4)
kernel /FedoraSetup/vmlinuz
initrd kernel /FedoraSetup/initrd.img
boot

But, I can not boot from this file !!! Can you please help me ?
 
Old 02-13-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
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Have you read the install guide?
for hd install
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...talls-x86.html
 
Old 02-13-2012, 05:12 AM   #3
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Here is another link for installing fedora from hard-drive:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ll-hd-x86.html
 
Old 02-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
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menu.lst seems to be mis-configured


# df

Filesystem >> Moundted on
/dev/sda7 >> /
udev >> /dev
/dev/sda5 >> /boot
/dev/sda8 >> /home

the iso file is located @ /FedoraSetup/Fedora16.iso

and the current /boot/grub/menu.lst configuration file ends with the following lines:

title Fedora 16
root (hd0,0)
kernel /FedoraSetup/vmlinuz
initrd /FedoraSetup/initrd.img
boot


So, can anybody please point out where the error is ?
How can I boot from this .iso file, which is located at the above position (/FedoraSetup/Fedora16.iso)


Last edited by aarsh; 02-15-2012 at 07:05 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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did you read and understand the install instructions?
"root (hd0,0)"

hd0,0 is the FIRST partition on the FIRST drive
you already stated you put grub on the 6th partition of the first drive ( sda5 )

that should read
Code:
root (hd0,5)
I am guessing that suse12 is on
sda1,sda2,sda3,and sda4 ( well sad4 will be an extended partition )

what are you using to boot both?
suse grub on sda1 to boot both
or
suse boot on sda1 to chainload to sha5

Last edited by John VV; 02-15-2012 at 08:37 PM.
 
  


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