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Old 11-14-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
jimmmac
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Question on grub.conf and Cdrom boot


Hi everyone

I just installed Fedora Core and was wondering how I get my computer to boot from a cdrom. It used to, now when I have my Knoppix in my cdrom drive, Grub just passes it by and moves right into it's own menu. I know there must be a way to add an entry to grub.conf to make it a third menu option. So that if I wanted to boot from my cd, it would. Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks.

Jim
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:07 PM   #2
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i don't think you need to add anything to you boot loader at all.
I think you had insert the wrong cd or not the first cd
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:44 PM   #3
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HI trick_linux

Yes, I just found out something is wrong. I burned Damn Small Linux on a mini-cd (230mb) and put it in, but it didn't boot. Today's Knoppix did. Something went wrong. After thinking about it, I thought it would be nice to set up my Grub so that Menu item 3 was 'CD Rom Boot" and set up the cmos to work so that it would do Grub first, then if I chose, go to the Cdrom. Not sure if that is possible. Thanks again for your response.

Jim
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:17 AM   #4
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Check out http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-grub/2003-10/msg00088.html

not sure what it all means though!
 
  


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