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Old 08-14-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
SSJGoku
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grub menu not picking up slackware


ok so recently i tried tri-booting my comp with slackware to mostly increase my learning...prior to this i had dual booted fedora and windows.

here is my menu.lst

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda5
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=1
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.29.6-217.2.3.fc11.i686.PAE)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.6-217.2.3.fc11.i686.PAE ro root=UUID=3c022a34-5da8-45b6-a0ec-3165386ede7c rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.29.6-217.2.3.fc11.i686.PAE.img
title Fedora (2.6.29.6-213.fc11.i686.PAE)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.6-213.fc11.i686.PAE ro root=UUID=3c022a34-5da8-45b6-a0ec-3165386ede7c rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.29.6-213.fc11.i686.PAE.img
title Fedora (2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i686.PAE)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i686.PAE ro root=UUID=3c022a34-5da8-45b6-a0ec-3165386ede7c rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i686.PAE.img
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
title Slackware
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
kernel /12.2


anyways i added the slackware part and i wasnt really sure about the difference between the root and rootnoverify i prob should have went with root but whatever.

anyways i also wasnt sure about the kernel and im not sure how to find that out.

when i boot slackware from the grub menu it says it isnt mounted...does this mean i did something wrong while installing it... cause it said it installed fine with out any errors.


sry bout the long post
any help would be appreciated
 
Old 08-15-2009, 02:40 AM   #2
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rootnoverify is used for windows as it keeps details regarding booting process hidden.
If you want to add an entry for another linux distro, then you have to use the format
Code:
title ___
root (hdx,y)
kernel __
initrd __
as you see for fedora.

So you need to know the kernel version as well. If grub configuration file is there in slackware boot partition, then you might get the required details in that.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 02:45 AM   #3
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For the slack part try


title Slackware
root (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

the only time you need rootnoverify is when you are accessing a partition grub can't read e.g ntfs etc
 
Old 08-15-2009, 02:49 AM   #4
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For slackware part try


title Slackware
root (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

You only need rootnoverify when trying to access a partition grub can't read like ntfs etc.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 03:15 AM   #5
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cool thanks ill try that.. um but what does chainloader +1 do?
 
  


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