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Old 07-12-2003, 10:23 AM   #1
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Dual Booting Debian w/ RH9


Hey folks:

After installing GRUB, I have been having some problems getting my Debian Sarge/Sid to boot in conjunction with Red Hat 9. I made the following changes, and Debian booted properly:

Quote:
# 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 (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdb2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
password --md5 [omitted]
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title Debian GNU/Linux
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.21.030708
However, when I try apt-get update or apt-get install, all the sources give me an error message "did something wicked," or something to that affect. I think I messed up my permissions somehow when Debian boots by omitting something in GRUB--but your guess is as good as mine. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm stumped.

--GT

[This was cross-posted here, but I moved the topic to the Debian forum in hopes of more responses.]
 
Old 07-12-2003, 10:51 PM   #2
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Is your net connection online? I've gotten the "Something Wicked" message using dialup connection but I wouldn't be online when I ran the apt-get update command!

Just a thought.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 11:04 PM   #3
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Bro:

Good thought. I have a cable modem that's on all the time, so that "shouldn't" be the problem. Tomorrow, I'll retry it to see if it was a temporary outage or something.

Is there anything that should normally be added the Debian section in GRUB? I thought it was a bit bare bones.

Thanks,

--GT
 
Old 07-12-2003, 11:08 PM   #4
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As far as Grub is concerned, I don't use it. I'm a lilo man myself!
 
Old 07-13-2003, 05:13 PM   #5
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Yeah, I'm a little more familiar with LILO myself, so I decided to try something new since I'm dual-booting Red Hat and GRUB is its default loader. But information is a little scant on using two Linux distributions as opposed to using Linux and Windows. If anyone knows a good GRUB FAQ or how-to, post it for me.

Thanks!

--Erich
 
Old 07-13-2003, 09:44 PM   #6
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http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/

Hope that helps.


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Old 07-14-2003, 01:44 PM   #7
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Thanks, AXO. I poked around there a little already, and I didn't find what I was looking for. However, I think I might have figured out my problem. I think I messed up one of my settings when I recompiled my kernel. During boot up, it gave me the following error:

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eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Bind socket to interface: No such device
exiting.
done.
Any ideas how I could fix this?

Thanks,

--GT

Last edited by General_Tso; 07-14-2003 at 01:46 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:30 PM   #8
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I'm not sure if i can be any more help atm , as i havn't attempted
to re-complie a kernel yet, could it be a problem with device drivers,
missing modules ? i'm probably asking questions rather than anwsering
them , but these are a couple of areas ive not looked into yet.
Hopefully someone will pick up this thread and give you a lot more help
than i can atm.

Good luck

Regards

AXO
 
Old 07-14-2003, 08:48 PM   #9
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I found this thread for the eth0 problem. See if it may be of help.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 06:54 AM   #10
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Bro,

Thanks for the help again. I'm still working on the solution, but that thread seems to have put me on the right track.

I appreciate it. Thanks!

GT
 
  


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