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Old 03-19-2007, 01:15 AM   #31
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grub howto please help

Hello Also

I have succesfully installed all the modules and kernel of lfs-6.2.

When I am on preparation for the grub I am stuck with erros
I am installing lfs on hda5 on hda1 i have windows and on hda7 i am having redhat 9
and hda8 is my swap.
When I apply the comand from the grub menu as
root (hd0,3)
I am getting error
no such device
Then I changed it to root(hd0,6) to specify root to my lfs and again the same error.
please help me how to go through successfully and have my lfs-6.2 boot ready
Old 03-19-2007, 06:53 AM   #32
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maybe this is what you want

if you don't want to mess with your MBR (and risk not being able to boot into Window$), then simply install grub into your Linux partition's MBR like so:

A) enter the grub shell.
B) type "root (hdx,y)" (without the quotes, of course) and hit enter (replace x and y with the partition that your grub files are installed upon).
C) type "setup (hdm,n)" (without the quotes, of course) and hit enter (replace m and n with the root partition your Linux system).
D) quit the grub shell.
E) type "dd if=/dev/hdhk of=~/linux.bin bs=512 count=1" (without the quotes, of course) and hit enter (replace hk with the root partition of your Linux system). You will now have a 512-kilobyte file in your home directory named "linux.bin".
F) copy "linux.bin" to somewhere where Window$ can read it upon boot (the c: might be a popular choice).
H) edit the Window$ file, "boot.ini", and add a line that says something like <c:\linux.bin="Linux"> (without the braces, of course).
I) reboot and enjoy.


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