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Old 12-27-2004, 11:08 AM   #1
DanielTan
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Modify grub.conf


Hi, currently i have windows 2000 installed as my primary OS in primary partition of harddisk 1. I have installed linux into a logical partition also in harddisk 1 but when i select linux in the boot menu, it gives me error. So i look at my grub.conf, is this causing error ? pls advise

Default=0
Timeout=0
Splashimage=(hd0,5)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Redhat Linux (2.4.7-10)
root (hd0,5)
Kernel /boot/vmlinuz--2.4.710 ro root=/dev/hda6 hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.7-10 img
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

Rgds
Daniel
 
Old 12-27-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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You designate the root location twice: you can probably delete root (hd0,5) because you have it named in the kernel line (root=/dev/hda6).
Next, edit the kernel line to read:
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10 instead of kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.710.
or,
kernel (hd0,5)/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10.
Complete the line with the remaining boot options.
One of these should work.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
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Re: Modify grub.conf

Quote:
Originally posted by DanielTan

Splashimage=(hd0,5)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
root (hd0,5)
Rgds
Daniel
If your are able to boot win2000 normally then try root (hd1,5)
 
Old 12-31-2004, 12:33 PM   #4
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Re: Re: Modify grub.conf

Hi Vijairaj, i was not able to boot into windows also. Windows and linux is in the same harddisk, why need root(hd1,5) ?

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Daniel

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If your are able to boot win2000 normally then try root (hd1,5)
 
Old 12-31-2004, 12:35 PM   #5
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Hi, thank for reply. Btw i also couldn't start windows 2000, any problem with windows section ?

Rgds
Daniel


Quote:
Originally posted by bigrigdriver
You designate the root location twice: you can probably delete root (hd0,5) because you have it named in the kernel line (root=/dev/hda6).
Next, edit the kernel line to read:
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10 instead of kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.710.
or,
kernel (hd0,5)/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10.
Complete the line with the remaining boot options.
One of these should work.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 12:54 PM   #6
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When you say harddisk1,is windows and redhat on the same drive? Looks like you installed grub to hda6,Is that right?If you could do a
Code:
fdisk -l
and post it it would help,I install grub to the MBR.Windows may work with this;
Code:
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
The splashimage come's up O.K?
From the grub manual
Code:
Note: If you want to install GRUB in a certain partition instead of the MBR, you have to alter the setup command so it points to the right partition. For instance, if you want GRUB installed in /dev/hda3, then the command becomes setup (hd0,2). Few users however want to do this.

Last edited by comprookie2000; 12-31-2004 at 01:07 PM.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 01:48 AM   #7
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Hi, i mean that fist drive but not same partition. i installed grub to MBR. So u mean the windows section code is wrong in my grub.conf ? The splash screen didn't comes out either. Btw whats the fdisk -1 does ?

Rgds
Daniel


Quote:
Originally posted by comprookie2000
When you say harddisk1,is windows and redhat on the same drive? Looks like you installed grub to hda6,Is that right?If you could do a
Code:
fdisk -l
and post it it would help,I install grub to the MBR.Windows may work with this;
Code:
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
The splashimage come's up O.K?
From the grub manual
Code:
Note: If you want to install GRUB in a certain partition instead of the MBR, you have to alter the setup command so it points to the right partition. For instance, if you want GRUB installed in /dev/hda3, then the command becomes setup (hd0,2). Few users however want to do this.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 04:29 AM   #8
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Need to see your partition layout,fdisk -l will show us that.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 07:21 AM   #9
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Where should i type it in ? During the linux setup it also shows the partition layout , is it same ?

Rgds
Daniel

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Originally posted by comprookie2000
Need to see your partition layout,fdisk -l will show us that.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 11:35 AM   #10
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Hi, thanks for your help. It works after doing some modifying to the grub. Now i can dual boot linux and windows 2000. Btw how do i make adsl connection to the internet ? I have setup adsl account in linux internet settings. Pls advise

Rgds
Daniel


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Hi, thank for reply. Btw i also couldn't start windows 2000, any problem with windows section ?

Rgds
Daniel
 
  


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