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Hi all, well I have usually always dual booted with windows and a linux distro, but I decided to give XP the flick, and some how I have come unstuck. I usually had XP @ hda1, then a 200Mb /boot in hda2 then linux installed at hda3. However I put a 200Mb /boot sector @hda1
installed Redhat 9 on hda2 with grub, then I installed slack on hda3 without a boot loader, and I'm having a bit of trouble getting grub to boot slackware, everything I have tried so far hasnt worked, heres my grub.conf:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8smp)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8smp ro root=LABEL=/ hdb=ide-scsi
title Red Hat Linux-up (2.4.20-8)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdb=ide-scsi
title Slackarse Linux 9.1 (2.4.22)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 hdb=ide-scsi
I have seen some posts with +chainloader and things like that, I wouls really like to get grub going before I recompile my kernels.
I don't use grub (lilo here), but the last line of the Slackware area (maybe it doesn't like being called Slackarse) kernel /vmlinuz.........
looks wrong to me since it is in /boot/vmlinuz, maybe try that edit and see.
What error does GRUB return when you try to boot slackware.
Isn't it a bit dangerous sharing the boot partition between RH and Slackware. If I remember correctly doesn't an instalation of RH set up a symbolic link to it's kernel as vmlinuz thus overwriting your slack kernel.
When MUNCH wrote that <I installed slack on hda3 without a boot loader> my guess is that Slackware was installed in one partition (hda3) , boot and all, in which case my favoured writing of GRUB would be
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 hdb=ide-scsi
as /root is on the third partition /dev/hda3
and the kernel is in the boot directory of the third partition
Also If I've got two distros on a machine I would want to have a swap partition.
Can Munch see the Slackware /boot/vmlinuz on /dev/hda3 from RH by using mount?
aikempshall, I did try ringwraiths suggestion, though it didnt work to start with, now it does lol
though I omitted the hdb=ide-scsi because my dvd-r wasnt working, anyway it works now, thanks a lot guys, I'll paste the grub.cof file once I boot into redhat again incase anyone has a similar problem.
OK, not sure why this didnt work first time around:
title Slackware Linux 9.1 (2.4.22)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hda3
Mwah ha ha ha , I seem to break my linux installations all to easily, I might just leave redhat on till I get RHEL WS, and do all my kernel compiling and experimental stuff on slack, havent mastered that puppy as yet, again thank you for your help.