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Old 03-13-2003, 09:00 AM   #1
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Suse Boot Manager didn't Add Other Linux OS


Ok first I had windows98SE and redhat 8.0 installed(RH8 on my second HD). I wanted to try suse linux aswell so i created a partition for it on my first hard drive(hda) and then installed suse on it . However In the boot manager suse installed it only has 1 Linux boot option and that is suse's it never added Redhat 8 to that boot manager. How would I add redhat 8 to the suse boot manager so that I may boot to redhat linx ,suse linux or win98SE?
(my partitions go like this, 40gig Hard Drive: Win98SE(hda1),Suse Linux(HDA2)| 10gig Second Hard Drive: RedHat 8)

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Old 03-13-2003, 09:20 AM   #2
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you can either edit /boot/grub.lst by hand or use yast->system->bootloader configuration.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 01:12 PM   #3
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I knew that but what do I do once I get in there.
When I tell it to search for another OS it finds none. When I goto add linux partition thing where I select the kernal it only shows the directry of suse linux partition not any other. So how exacly would I add redhat 8?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 01:44 PM   #4
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I guess grub is setup difrently, can't you modify it manualy throught the bootloader config.

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Old 03-13-2003, 01:48 PM   #5
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check /boot/grub/device.map, is there an entry for hd1?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 02:09 PM   #6
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Yes It says:
(Hd1). /dev/Hdd
 
Old 03-13-2003, 02:13 PM   #7
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good, next, is there an entry in /etc/fstab, for hdb?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 02:31 PM   #8
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nothing that says hdb but hdd there is.
Yes it says:
/dev/hdd1 /data1 auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdd2 /data2 auto noauto,user 0 0

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Old 03-13-2003, 02:37 PM   #9
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I went into windows and opened partition Magic 7 and it says for disk 2. BAD for partition type. I think it just doesn't like the way RH8 did the partition type tho. ALso I can get into the redhat 8 partition by going through disk2 in suse so the partition is fine I guess(just partition magic being screwy).
 
Old 03-13-2003, 03:10 PM   #10
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at the root prompt type mount /data1 and mount /data2. while in the root window type SuSEconfig. in theory, that should sort things out, (suse thinks your red hat partition is just a data directory) go into yast and have a look at your bootloader configuration again, any change?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 05:12 PM   #11
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Nope it didn't work.
I did what you said and it still says (when I get it to search for another OS to add to the boot loader) No Other OS's found.
I found out why there is a data1 and data 2 tho, data1 is swap file for Redhat I guess and data 2 is the redhat "/" directry.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 07:15 PM   #12
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edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, and add an entry like the 'title linux' section, label it 'title redhat' (or whatever) and change the (hd0,x) to (hd1,1), and root=/dev/hdax to root=/dev/hdb2, save and reboot.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 08:46 PM   #13
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I just tryed that and it says file not found
this is exacly what I put in:
title redhat
kernel (hd1,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb2 hdc=ide-scsi vga=791
initrd (hd1,1)/boot/initrd
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:01 PM   #14
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you might try hd1,0 and /dev/hdb1, or mount both data1 and 2 and browse them to find exacty where vmlinuz is
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:30 PM   #15
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I tryed that :\
I found vmlinux (its in /data1 but not in a vmlinux folder its just right in the main dir of data1) but I tryed doing just /vmlinux instead of /boot/vmlinux and that didn't work :\
I'am probably going to be going to bed so I won't be able to reply to anything else till tomorrow. Any other ideas of what to put?
BTW for the initrd the (hd1,1) works cuz when it gives the error 15 it only has the first line with vmlinux in it about it, whereas with (hd1,0) it puts the initrd line there to. so the
initrd (hd1,1) /boot/initrd
is right I guess.
Knowing that vmlinux is right in the main dir of data1 when you click it do you think you could come up with what to put?
BTW I really appreciate your help thx.
 
  


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