Another grub problem
I tried using the Puppy grub installer and it screwed up my other distro Ubuntu. It went into a kernel panic. All I could do was reinstall it, and while I was at it I did a full install of Puppy.
Triple boot XP,Ubuntu, and Puppy on one SATA hard drive. I can now get windows and Ubuntu to boot, but have to use the CD to boot Puppy.
Partition 1 ? (hd0,0) Windows
Partition 2 SDA5 (hd0,4) Ubuntu where the boot grub is located
Partition 3 SDA7 (hd0,?) Puppy
Before the crash I had Puppy booting from the grub with (hd0,2). Now nothing works.
This is what I added to menu.lst on sda5 /boot/grub/menu.lst
title Puppy Linux 400
kernel (hd0,2)/puppy400/vmlinuz PMEDIA=satahd
initrd (hd0,2)/puppy400/initrd.gz ##This worked when I had a frugal install
I also tried the suggested addition in the Puppy 4.0 manual, but no go.
I don't know what (hd0,?) device it is. When I tried (on Puppy)grub> find /boot/grub/stage1, I got (hd0,4) which is pointing to sda5 where the menu.lst is located that I am using.
Greatly appreciate any help.
try out this
boot from cd on rescue mode type gurb and press enter
grub > root (hd0,4)
grub > setup (hd0,4)
quit and restart
Backup your current menu.lst before changing it, then try this
title Puppy Linux (on /dev/hda7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7 ro vga=normal
(As for finding which device it is, as Shahz said, the first bit (hd0) is the disk number - if you've only got one disk, it will always be hd0. The second part (,x) is the partition number. Grub starts at 0, so the partition number will be one less than the "hda" (or "sda") number which starts at "1". So, the first partition hda1 is (hd0,0), partition hda2 is (hd0,1), partition hda3 is (hd0,2) and so on.)
Now it looks like things are doing okay and the system is keeping my documents.
Thanks Honeysuckle and Shahz. Worked like a charm.
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