Originally Posted by ninj4fly
Here are the actual kernel and initrd.img versions, and not the links that lack version number in the filename. I think grub takes the path relatively to the /boot directory. Or may be I'm wrong?
The root statement tells grub which partition contains /boot. The paths are relative from there.
I always softlink the kernel and initrd files, so that I can use the shorter names in menu.lst.
eg ln -s vmlinuz<stuff> vmlinuz
then the menu.lst entry will be kernel /path/vmlinuz