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I have a disk with several partitions (two with Windows XP, one for data only, and one for Linux Red Hat 8). I don't want Linux to mess up my MBR, so I executed grub to install on the partition where Linux is; /dev/hda7. I get errors however when I boot to my Linux partition with grub:
well i always use lilo because it's easier. first of all, lilo will not screw up your MBR. lilo is a better bootloader than windows uses. hell NTloader doesn't even recognize linux! i would suggest putting lilo in your MBR. if you have problems, you can always fdisk mbr and lilo is gone. its that simple.
but since you used grub, lets see what we can do. i'm no expert on grub but if you look at your file, you said you installed linux on /dev/hda7 yet you are telling grub root is on /dev/hd06??? so my guess is you are getting errors because grub is looking for root on /dev/hd06 when it's really on /dev/hda7.
also, if your system boots properly from your bootdisk, take a look at the config files on the bootdisk and see where it's telling the loader to look for root.
Last edited by TheWalkingDead; 08-02-2003 at 12:25 PM.
Ok, it works now. I just stopped trying doing it manually, and created the grub.conf file, which I customized as follows:
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
Everything works now, and the MBR was not touched - all's done on the hda7 partition only.