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Old 09-05-2003, 11:10 AM   #1
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Booting Problems in redhat and mandrake

Intiially i have a 80gb harddisk with redhat 9.0 linux with grub bootloader installed(hda9) and windows xp .
After that I installed mandrake linux 9.1in hda13 and installed grub bootloader once again.
Now when i am booting i am only getting mandrake linux and windows option but not redhat option.
Even the boot floppy(redhat 9.0) didn't work.

So anyone help me so that i can boot through grub into all the three operating systems without taking the help of boot floppy

Plz do the needful.
Old 09-05-2003, 11:50 AM   #2
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Maybe is of help.

Add the commands below to /boot/grub/grub.conf.
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,X)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=hdaY
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
X is your boot partiion number-1, for exmple, if your boot partion is hda 13, so X is 12. Y is your root partition number.

make sure the files /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8, /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img and other needed files exsit.

Of course, the kernel's version, that is, "2.4.20-8" might be different.

I like use the way, after I installed redhat 7.2, I back up all the files and subdirectories, then install redhat 9, then copy all the files and subdirectories you back up into the /boot partition.

I haven't installed mandrake
I am NOT sure the method is right to you.
So, be careful.

Last edited by Xiangbuilder; 09-05-2003 at 12:05 PM.


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