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Old 08-13-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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dual boot Hardy and Slackware 12 on grub ??


Dear All,

Again in my laptop...
I've tried install 3 OS in my laptop (Hardy's, Slackware 12, and Windows XP ). 1st I install XP, and then Hardy's, and then Slackware 12...
When i install Slackware, i'm using LILO as boot manager than GRUB... but, don't know why my Hardy's not in booting list... ?? so, i can't use my Hardy's..
And then i re-install GRUB, but Slackware is dissapear..!!

Hmm, why for between Linux OS can't recognize otomatically especially in boot list ??
and then, can i boot Slackware using GRUB ??

thank you...

- joe -
 
Old 08-13-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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The grub configuration is in /boot/grub/menu.lst on Hardy. I suggest that you edit /boot/grub/menu.lst on Hardy and add Slackware to the list of bootable OS on your system.

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Old 08-14-2008, 12:42 AM   #3
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Try this:

Code:
title           Slackware 12
root            (hd0,6)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz ro root=/dev/sda7
Take note of the GRUB-Thing. It says "sda7" but root goes to (hd0,6). "7" is the Partition Number (viewable from GParted.) "6" is that number minus one.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 09:44 AM   #4
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Guys, this what i added in my grub on Hardy's..
Let say, i'm using /dev/sda6 to be installed Slackware 12, but did i'll got some problem if i'm using the same swap partitions for Hardy's and Slackware ??

edit :
my hardy's on /dev/sda8


Quote:
title Slackware 12
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 ro vga = 0x317
#kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 devfs=mount splash=silent acpi=ht panic=10
initrd (hd0,6) /boot/initrd.img
quiet
savedefault
boot
Thank you...

Last edited by none-sense; 08-14-2008 at 09:47 AM.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 10:08 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki_Nagato View Post
Try this:

Code:
title           Slackware 12
root            (hd0,6)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz ro root=/dev/sda7
Take note of the GRUB-Thing. It says "sda7" but root goes to (hd0,6). "7" is the Partition Number (viewable from GParted.) "6" is that number minus one.
i've tried ur suggest, it works...
but suddenly, my Slackware show this error :

Quote:
kernel panic - not syncing : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on unknown - block (0-0)
what's happen ?
 
Old 08-16-2008, 10:38 AM   #6
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can anybody help me ???
 
Old 08-16-2008, 10:19 PM   #7
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Consider having the GRUB menu.lst file on the Slackware partition.

When installing Slackware on my computer (also contained Windows,) I skipped the LiLo install step. I then restarted, and booted the Slackware partition from the install media. I installed GRUB from the "/extra" directory, and then ran "grubconfig." While the output was not pretty (no default, no pretty spacing,) it worked and booted both things.

Instead of installing GRUB through Ubuntu, try installing through Slackware. You will just:

get Slackware booted up through the install media. (First CD, or the DVD)

Then, log in and mount the Disc.

"cd" into the "/extra" directory, and then into the "/grub" directory.

"installpkg grub*.tgz" -> "grubconfig"

Install it onto the MBR, and then make sure the menu.lst file has something on it.

It has worked for me every time.
 
  


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