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Old 08-24-2005, 08:24 PM   #1
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Trouble multi booting with GRUB


Hi,

SUB: GRUB not booting SOLARIS 10

I am not sure if this is the right sub forum to ask this question. Please bear with me. Thanks in advance to all.

I want to multi boot Windows 2000 Pro, Solaris 10 and Suse Linux 9.3 Pro in my computer.

I installed Windows first by creating a partition for it. Later I created another partition for Solaris and installed Solaris 10 there.

I left some space for Linux and installed Linux last. While installing Linux, I chose GRUB as the boot loader (or boot manager). Linux automatically detected Suse Linux installed (or about to be installed) and the Windows file system. Although it sees Solaris partition, I did not see that in the list of OS under 'Available Sections', but Windows and Linux were there.

So I added an entry for Solaris 10 in there along with Suse Linux, WIndows and Suse Linux fail safe. In 'Available Sections' section I chose :

Label: SOlaris10
Type: Other
Image/Device: (hd0,1) (/dev/hda2)
chainloader : chainloader +1

I cloned the entry for Windows when i created the entry for Solaris. Windows had (hd0,0) (/dev/hda1) chainloader +1. (What is a chainloader? Can I have +1 for Solaris too?)

I also chose to Replace the code in MBR ('Replace /dev/hda with Generic code'), activated the boot loader partition ('Yes, activate /dev/hda3'). For the last value in the list (I forgot the name of the entry) the option read NIL when I continued with the install.

Linux installation went through fine. When I tried booting the system with GRUB, Linux and Windows start fine. But Solaris does not start. I get:

-------------------------------------------
root (hd0,1)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xbf
chainloader +1
--------------------------------------------

and Solaris does not boot.

Can you please tell me what the error is and how to fix it.


Thanks,
Ram.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:35 PM   #2
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Try
Code:
rootnoverify(hd0,1)
The chainloader is fine - and required.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:01 PM   #3
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Hi syg,

Thanks a lot for your reply.

Would you like me to replace "Image/Device: (hd0,1) (/dev/hda2)" with
"Image/Device: rootnoverify(hd0,1)"

ie, 'Available Sections', after this modification, will be:

----------------------------
Label: SOlaris10
Type: Other
Image/Device: rootnoverify(hd0,1)
chainloader : chainloader +1
--------------------------------

Thanks,
Ram
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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No you'd better not do that - I don't understand that structure (of conf file).
Sorry I didn't read your first post closely enough - I missed that, and was just responding as per "normal" grub conf file. I've never been able to get Suse installed so I can't advise here - you'd best wait until someone else responds, or try asking in the Suse forum.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 01:38 AM   #5
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syg,

Thanks again for your response. I posted in Suse forum and they helped me out, it works now. They recommended I do the change you have suggested and add another line "makeactive" to the menu.lst file. Thanks to you and to them.

Ram.
 
  


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