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Old 09-15-2009, 03:06 AM   #1
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How to add slackware in grub boot loader?


I installed slackware 12.2 and lilo.
But could not get other linux distributions.
So i installed grub boot loader again.
This time can't get slackware in the list of grub boot loader.
How can i add slackware in grub boot loader?
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:09 AM   #2
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here is my slackware entry in /boot/menu.lst

Code:
title		Slackware 12-generic, kernel 2.6.27.7
root		(hd0,7)
kernel		/vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp root=/dev/sda11 ro quiet splash vga=791
initrd		/initrd.gz
quiet
the first root is your /boot partition and second root with vmlinuz is your root partition.
hope that helps.

mobin

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Old 09-15-2009, 03:14 AM   #3
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Hello,

There's a nice how-to on this blog:

http://gnu-linux-slackware.blogspot....gnu-grand.html
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:18 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by mobinskariya View Post
here is my slackware entry in /boot/menu.lst

Code:
title		Slackware 12-generic, kernel 2.6.27.7
root		(hd0,7)
kernel		/vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp root=/dev/sda11 ro quiet splash vga=791
initrd		/initrd.gz
quiet
the first root is your /boot partition and second root with vmlinuz is your root partition.
hope that helps.

mobin
Error 15
File not found.

Can't boot.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:29 AM   #5
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hope that you have replaced the device name with yours.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:32 AM   #6
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hope that you have replaced the device name with yours.
I did this:
Code:
title		Slackware 12-generic, kernel 2.6.27.7
root		(hd0,4)
kernel		/vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp root=/dev/sda5 ro quiet splash vga=791
initrd		/initrd.gz
quiet
N.B: There is nothing like vmlinuz-generic-smp,initrd.gz in / .
vmlinuz-generic-smp is in /boot.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:35 AM   #7
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ohhh i forgot to mention that, you must replace that too with yours.. and also your initrd.gz
anyway give us the output of
Code:
ls -l /boot

Last edited by mobinskariya; 09-15-2009 at 03:36 AM.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:37 AM   #8
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ohhh i forgot to mention that, you must replace that too with yours.. and also your initrd.gz
anyway give us the output of
Code:
ls -l /boot
Where is initrd.gz?
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:41 AM   #9
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Where is initrd.gz?
In /boot
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:43 AM   #10
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In /boot
I don't know why.
This is the output after ls.
Code:
boot.0300                        diag1.img                            System.map-huge-2.6.27.7
boot_message.txt                 map                                  System.map-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
config                           README.initrd                        vmlinuz
config-generic-2.6.27.7          slack.bmp                            vmlinuz-generic-2.6.27.7
config-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp  System.map                           vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
config-huge-2.6.27.7             System.map-generic-2.6.27.7          vmlinuz-huge-2.6.27.7
config-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp     System.map-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp  vmlinuz-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:48 AM   #11
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After the installation i got the console based black login screen.
The only option was to login as root.
Being root i did kdm start.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:52 AM   #12
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sorry i wasnt at the desk and so didnt respond. if the problem is solved then mark this thread as solved which is under thread tools.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:08 AM   #13
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After the installation i got the console based black login screen.
The only option was to login as root.
Being root i did kdm start.
To complete the installation of Slackware, please follow the instructions in Slackware-HOWTO. This file and other useful documents are available at the root directory of DVD (or first installation CD).
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:47 AM   #14
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Solved.
From /etc/lilo.conf:
Code:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda5
  label = Linux
  read-only
I added in the menu.lst:
Code:
title		Slackware 12-generic, kernel 2.6.27.7
root		(hd0,4)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5
quiet
Now booting Slackware.

@mobinskariya
ls -l:
Code:
total 18672
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     512 2009-09-14 19:21 boot.0300
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     209 2009-09-14 19:21 boot_message.txt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      28 2009-09-14 19:20 config -> config-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   89202 2008-11-21 11:01 config-generic-2.6.27.7
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   89505 2008-11-21 10:20 config-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   89081 2008-11-21 11:20 config-huge-2.6.27.7
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   89384 2008-11-21 10:33 config-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    5040 2008-11-30 00:43 diag1.img
-rw------- 1 root root   80896 2009-09-14 19:21 map
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      37 2009-09-14 19:08 README.initrd -> /usr/doc/mkinitrd-1.3.2/README.initrd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   15754 2008-02-22 06:08 slack.bmp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      32 2009-09-14 19:20 System.map -> System.map-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  927553 2008-11-21 11:01 System.map-generic-2.6.27.7
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  965704 2008-11-21 10:20 System.map-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1393024 2008-11-21 11:20 System.map-huge-2.6.27.7
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1432921 2008-11-21 10:33 System.map-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      29 2009-09-14 19:20 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2220880 2008-11-21 11:01 vmlinuz-generic-2.6.27.7
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2347888 2008-11-21 10:20 vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4540208 2008-11-21 11:20 vmlinuz-huge-2.6.27.7
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4727664 2008-11-21 10:33 vmlinuz-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
vmlinuz=
Code:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      29 2009-09-14 19:20 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
not
Code:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2347888 2008-11-21 10:20 vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp
That's why it was not working:
Code:
title		Slackware 12-generic, kernel 2.6.27.7
root		(hd0,4)
kernel		/vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.27.7-smp root=/dev/hda5 ro quiet splash vga=791
initrd		/initrd.gz
quiet
And initrd is not needed.
Got from http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckware-447626/
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:55 AM   #15
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huge kernels dont need initrd since filesystem drivers are compiled into the kernel..note that i have given you a generic kernel and it should have an initrd.img since the filesystem drivers are loaded as modules.and vmlinuz is only a softlink to your huge kernel..it doesnt matter here since i gave you the right generic kernel image and not vmlinuz

anyway congrats and always stick to one thread..if it is solved mark the thread solved using thread tools

regards
mobin
 
  


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