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Old 10-31-2003, 11:11 PM   #1
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GRUB config - triple boot XP/RH9/Slack9.1 (not interesting for late night Lin peeps?)

I installed XP Pro to an 8gb partition on a single 80gb hd located as the primary on the primary IDE controller. Then I installed RH 9 to the same HD using GRUB as the boot loader with a small boot partition of 100mb directly after the 8gb XP partition. Then a large 60 something gb partition for RH was created using ext3 after the boot partition. Finally a swap partition of 1gb was created. All partitions except the XP partition were created using the RH install program.

XP Pro and RH run correctly with no problems.

A ~3gb HD was added to the primary controller as a slave. A primary partition of type ext3 was created on the new HD using the entire HD as the partition. The newest d/l of slack iso's (9.1) was used to install slack on the secondary HD. The swap partion of the existing RH install was used for the slack install. Under RH the new HD can be mounted using " mount /dev/hdb1 'directory name' ". Slack installed with no problems and wanted to install LILO but this was not used as GRUB was already in place.

I tried to manually edit the grub.conf with my limited knowledge of linux but could not get slack to boot. Here is the current grub.conf. Note the top entry for RH is invalid but I have not deleted it due to a nagging concern of boot problems. Also note this workstation does not have a floppy drive installed due to them sucking a big fat cock.

{begin grub.conf}
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/. eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-20.9)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.9 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-20.9 img
title Red Hat Linuz (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title Slackware
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-ide-2.4.22 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide=scsi
"grub.conf" 27L, 853C 1.1
{end grub.conf}

Last edited by cb9fl; 11-01-2003 at 01:55 AM.
Old 11-01-2003, 04:10 AM   #2
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I can't insall GRUB either, but I can control my tongue from speaking evil and nasty
Old 11-01-2003, 08:49 AM   #3
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well i dont know anything but you said ypu installed slack on a new HD set as slave.

By the looks of your grub, it is looking for slack at the same place as RH9 and XP....hdd.

slack should be on hdc or something

well thats why i i said though ...i dont know

and after reading over your post again, i really dont know

Last edited by .300WSM; 11-01-2003 at 08:52 AM.


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