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Old 02-10-2004, 10:59 AM   #1
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Installed fine but how to boot??

I installed Debian just fine this morning on my multi-boot machine and when I was finished and was about to reboot when I realized I didn't know what my grub lines should be to boot. During installation I installed the default lilo bootloader to my root partition because I use the grub bootloader from Fedora to boot all my distros.

During installation I chose the bf24 kernel and was wondering if someone could post the kernel line from their bootloader or /boot directory so I can get this thing booted up.

Basically I just need to know what Debian, by default, names the kernel (bzImage) on a bf24 kernel install.

My hard drive partitions for Debian are as follows:

hdc1 root (/) -- for Gentoo
hdc2 /home -- Gentoo
hdc3 swap -- for Gentoo & Debian
hdc5 root (/) -- Debian root

my Debian section in Grub is this:

title Debian
root (hd1,4)
kernel /boot/????????? root=/dev/hdc5 ro

Old 02-10-2004, 11:33 AM   #2
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It should be vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4 at least that's what it was on my woody firewall box.
stephen@SleepyTux:~$ ls -l /boot/vmlinuz*
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           20 Jul 17  2003 /boot/vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1263339 Apr 22  2003 /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1017191 Dec  3 06:45 /boot/vmlinuz-
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1017092 Jan  8 09:41 /boot/vmlinuz-
Edit: You do know that you are expected to upgrade the install kernel with either a self compile or via apt-get the packaging system does not know about the install kernel (there are security problems with the kernel you get installed from the disk) so you will never be notified of the problem when using apt.

Last edited by HappyTux; 02-10-2004 at 11:42 AM.
Old 02-10-2004, 01:27 PM   #3
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Yeah, I had read about that over at , now if I can only get it to boot up. I will try your line (vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4) and see if that works.

Thanks for the help.



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