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Hi Folks. Got Slackware 10.0 0n a drive with FC2 and Gentoo 2004.2. Dont ask about Gentoo thats another story. Grub is booting FC2 on hda2. Gentoo is on hda8 and I've just got Grub to boot that up ok. Only in text mode, but its booted.lol. Slackware I've been booting from the custom Slackware floppy disc which for some reason defaults to booting hda2, but gives you the option of booting other HD partitions. Like entering mount root=/dev/hdx. I've tried to set up grub to boot Slackware which is on hda1. Tried about 9 different configs but nothing,allsorts of errors. Cant find file , wrong path, you name it Grubs given it. I'm configuring Grub with Webmin ( which is a great tool) If anyones configured Grub with Webmin for Slack 10, It would be nice to hear from ya. Mekon.
FC1; FC2; Mdk9.2; MDK10.0; Debian 3.0 (problem with audigy 2 sound on that);
Slackware 10.0; Gentoo 2004.2 in text mode; Win XP for my music softwsre ( synths and sequencers) Win ME with Java (JDK).
Gateway 500. 500MHZ; 256MB RAM Various hard drives
Aiii-friend 1.3GHZ; 1GB RAM; 1 fixed data drive, and a caddy for all the OSs
I cannot help you with webmin, as I never used it, but if you find your GRUB configuration file (probably /boot/grub/menu.lst) simply add the following three lines to it and Slackware should boot without problem:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1
If this does not work, please post the errors you get
Hi cccc828, and Tlowk. Tried the Grub conf but it did'nt want to know, and brought up an error. "Error 15: file not found". Then looked at your suggestion Tlowk, but was a bit worried that I might lose access to the Grub bootloader for FC2 if it all went wrong, and theres no boot floppy to get into FC2. The 2.6 kernel is too big for a floppy. So I've changed the place LiLo is installed from MBR to hda1 where slackware is. Then gone back to FC2 to sort out Grub to boot to the Lilo. I did it in Webmin caus you more or less just select options.
Option title: Slackware
Boot image partition: IDE device A partition 1 (Linux)
Operating sustem to boot:
Other OS: from first sector of partition
And Grub with Slackware on the menu went to the LiLo with no problems.
Thanks to both of you for your help. 1 didnt work, the other I was afraid to try, but it pushed me to have a real go at getting it sorted.
Regarding Webmin, I'd encourage you to try it. Its available as a .tar.gz, and a noarch rpm. theres an E-book by Joe Cooper on using it on the same site (pdf). Thanks again for the help and encouragement. Farpoint.