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Old 04-06-2005, 10:46 PM   #1
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GRUB config for FC3/Ubuntu/Windows

I dediced to try Ubunto on my last partition. It doesn't boot.

I have a 74gig SATA HDD, with partitions:

1: ~30gig, NTFS, Windows XP
2: ~29gig, ext3, Fedora Core 3
3: ~1gig, swap
4: ~9gig, ext3, Ubuntu

my grub.conf:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You do not have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
#          root (hd0,1)
#          kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda2
#          initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core 3 (2.6.10-1.770_FC3)
	root (hd0,1)
	kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
	initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.10-1.770_FC3.img
title Fedora Core 3 (2.6.9-1.667)
	root (hd0,1)
	kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
	initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title Ubuntu 5.04
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda4
        initrd /initrd.img
title Windows XP Professional (SP2)
	rootnoverify (hd0,0)
	chainloader +1
I'm almost sure it has something to do with the root(blah) lines, or maybe the kernel stuff (but i got that off ubuntu forums i think, so taht should be right, except maybe kernel version?).
Old 04-06-2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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Try changing the root part for Ubuntu to from (hd0,1) to (hd0,3).
Old 04-06-2005, 11:11 PM   #3
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title Ubuntu 5.04
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda4
        initrd /initrd.img

kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2
Good luck.
Old 04-06-2005, 11:14 PM   #4
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To redazz:
I've tried 3, but will try again

To Tuvok:
Will try, but it is a SATA hard drive, referenced as sdaX for the most part...


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