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Old 06-15-2005, 11:23 PM   #1
clintbrot
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Cool Is there a script to auto find installed distros & edit Grub


I have an 80gig(4 pri parts) and a 160gig(3 pri parts and 2 extended) HDD. I have Mepis(hda1)/home(hda3)/swap(hda2) and knoppix(hdb1), alinux(hdb2), LFS(hdb3), FC4(hdb5), PCLinux(hdb6). I installed lilo with PClinux but I don't like LILO so I reinstalled Grub and I can't get PCLinux to boot with grub???

here's my menu.lst
timeout 15
color cyan/blue white/blue
foreground ffffff
background 0639a1
gfxmenu /boot/grub/message

title MEPIS at hda1, kernel 2.6.10
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10 root=/dev/hda1 nomce quiet splash=verbose vga=791
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.splash

title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)
root (hd1,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img

title Knoppix at hdb1, kernel 2.6.10
kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb1
initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd

title MEMTEST
kernel /boot/memtest86.bin

title PCLinuxOS at hdb6
kernel (hd1,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb6
initrd (hd1,5)/boot/initrd

Any ideas? Also I would like to know if there is a script out there that will autoconfig my menu.lst I'm constantly playing with new distros and I would like to have a script to find all my linux parts, intrds, kernels, & images and configure grub automatically. Time wasted editing my menus.lst and finding the right init, boots.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 01:03 AM   #2
homey
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If you have a link from the vmlinuz-bunch-of-numbers to vmlinuz, then you can use vmlinuz in the menu entry. Otherwise, you need to know which vmlinuz you are using. For example, this is what my entry looks like for PCLinuxOS v9 .

title PCLinuxOS
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-oci11.mdk-i586-up-1GB ro root=/dev/hda2
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.11-oci11.mdk-i586-up-1GB.img

So yours may look like this...

title PCLinuxOS at hdb6
root (hd1,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hdb6
initrd /boot/initrd.img

I don't know about any program to do this automatically.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 09:28 PM   #3
clintbrot
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That worked, Thank You!

A simple copy and paste from your entry worked flawless.
Now I know just a little more about Grub, there are usually shortcuts, no kernel version was needed.

Thank You!
 
Old 06-16-2005, 11:15 PM   #4
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Glad you got it going!

I use the full kernel name instead of the link so I can keep track of which kernel I have selected.
 
  


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