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Old 03-04-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
egad
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10.2 grub, and jfs


I am a self confessed slackware newbie. Although I did use it briefly back when it was young with 3.6-(Holy cow my little slack's grown!)
I have used other flavours of linux in the past- but after playing with Slack in my spare time for about a week this was like. My questions are: I tried installing grub and it failed, it was installed fine initially but somehow when it got actually doing it's thing I got: G-R-U- ....stage 1 not readable rebooting, and was left only with the grub shell (grub>) so I thought: Well lady dah! that's not good! Does kernel 2.6.13 normally do this? or is it something else, like attempting to use JFS for no other reason than to tool out the install.

Hmm after writing this I'm thinking that doing a clean install with just ext3 might at least reduce the kinds of problems i'll run into-So I guess my other questions whats the recomended way to install GRUB-like should I blow off letting slack install LILO ? Is ext3 good enough? (I can't see of anyreason why it woudn't be) caveats with using Test26.s for the initial kernel? I ask because the Gentoo 2.6 series sometimes hads "gotchas" (please don't let me start a distro war!) mostly around GLX and from time to time with Journeling support, is this the case here as well?

-Egad-Slackware Re-Convert.

Jebus this is a long rambling post!
 
Old 03-04-2006, 12:49 PM   #2
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it was installed fine initially but somehow when it got actually doing it's thing I got: G-R-U- ....stage 1 not readable rebooting, and was left only with the grub shell (grub>)
u didnt had /boot/grub/menu.lst
with this content
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default=0
timeout=10

# I assume the kernel is /boot/vmlinuz
title Slackware 10.1
root(hd0,1)-------->this u have to editthis meand first partition of disk 1
kernel /vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hda2 --------->
-----------
if u can get brug screen tht means u r done and go through grub commands
u can boot into ur machine form here itself by this way

but the paramets will change
grub> root (hd0,1)
grub> kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
grub> boot

Last edited by rkrishna; 03-04-2006 at 12:53 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 04:10 PM   #3
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menu.ls

Hmm when I booted from a knoptix rescu cd that looks the same-
...nm mine looks like it's /boot/vmlinuz for some reason.


edit:
Ok I think I see what else I did wrong to I was trying to get it happy again doing somethin else.
Now that I feel like a idiot. Cool- lets see if If this thing can get resurected.

Last edited by egad; 03-04-2006 at 04:14 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 09:01 PM   #4
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root (hd0,1)
for this v need ur fdisk -l output
or search google for grub, there u can c the simple grub commands and how the partition are labeled by grub
 
  


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