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Old 03-12-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
Romanus81
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Loaded Grub, now my slackware boot is messed up


I tried loading Grub, because I couldn't figure out how to add my ubuntu install to LILO, I got into slackware from Grub ok, but the boot text is larger than it was in LILO, and my penguin is gone. How can I edit grub to give me my penguins and text size I had with LILO, because I kind of like gfxboot with Grub.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 12:43 AM   #2
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you have a number of options as I read you. I assume you have slackware and have added ubuntu, is that correct?

1 you can have lilo in mbr and lilo people can help you add ubuntu to its menu.
OR...lilo jumping to ubuntu and letting ubuntu menu have entry for slack

2 you can have grub in mbr and boot to slack OR to ubuntu.

3 gfxmenu requires a stage2 grub file that you can open (BUT do not save) and search for keyword gfxmenu....if not found search for splashimage.

4 I no longer know a lot about slacks grub....but ubuntu's has gfxmenu.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 03:09 AM   #3
Stéphane Ascoët
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and my penguin is gone. How can I edit grub to give me my penguins and text size I had with LILO, because I kind of like gfxboot with Grub.
You must keep the options for the kernel like they are in the lilo.conf.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 03:18 AM   #4
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Perhaps you can post your configuration files both original and new so that we can help.. Please add a label for each file and place the contents in \[code\] blocks if you like.
For your text size and your penguin logo , perhaps you just missed some vga= or video=modulefb:xresxyres parameters.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 02:06 PM   #5
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Hi,

Exactly what I have done! I have:

Code:
# LILO configuration file
# Generated by me!!
#
# LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
prompt
timeout = 300
vga = normal
lba32
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
# Default boot is Slackware 12:
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.21.5-smp
  initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
  root = /dev/hda1
  label = Slackware
  read-only 
# Hardy Heron
other=/dev/hda2
    label= Hardy
    table=/dev/hda
With slackware on hda1, ubuntu on hda2 and swap on hda3. Grub is loaded to hda2, or to (hd0,1) in grub-speak. I think there is another older thread here that works its way through this.

Andrew
 
  


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