plop boot -- almost
Downloaded and installed plpinstc.com, copying it to the boot directory under grub. Everything went fine until after my initial reboot and selection of the FAILSAFE option just to check that that was OK. Went well until shutting down, when hung just after closing all files and putting finishing touches to sending kill signal to all processes, when it hung and had to touch power button briefly to complete shutdown; no big deal. When rebooted and this time selected "Plop Boot Manager Install" (repeatedly), got this message:
Booting "Plop Boot Manager Install"
Filesystem type is reiserfs, partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/plpinstc.com root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TOSHIBA_MK4025G_65M21717A-part2 vga=0x314 resume=/dev/sda1 splash=silent showopts
Error 15: File not found
Press any key to continue
Then had to use FAILSAFE to reaccess OS.
What I did in menu.lst:
from title openSUSE 10.3 etc.
changed to title Plop Boot Manager Install
from root (hd0,1) kept it the same
from kernel /boot/vmlinux-22.214.171.124-0.2-default
changed to kernel /boot/plpinstc.com (did not include the word default)
Should I have made the root as (hd0,0) ???
Should I have added the -default to the /boot/plpinstc.com ???
Any other understandings as to why this didn't work and got that error message?
Thanks for looking.