Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2004, 10:47 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: California
Distribution: Slackware 14
Posts: 55

Rep: Reputation: 15
Boot problem with GRUB

Hello, I have decided to install GRUB instead of LILO. I installed by running GRUB, and that took me to grub shell where I could type:

grub> root (hd0,4)

grub> setup (hd0)

grub> quit

Then I setup my grub.conf in /boot/grub/

default 0
timeout 15

title=Linux (2.4.22)
root (hd0,4)
kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5 vga=791

title=Windows 2000
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

The problem I have is that everytime I start my machine it starts in the grub shell and I have to type

grub> configfile (hd0,4)/boot/grub/grub.conf

to get the grub menu to come up and let me choose. Did I miss something or do something wrong? Why doesnt the menu automatically show up at boot? Thanks.
Old 01-09-2004, 11:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,057

Rep: Reputation: 59
Ya, you forgot the splash image.
Look in the /boot/grub for yours as it may be a little different than this example.


title Windows 2000
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title Peanut Linux
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hda2
Old 01-09-2004, 11:40 PM   #3
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Mandrake, SUSE, Fedora
Posts: 122

Rep: Reputation: 15
I've seen versions of grub that look for /boot/grub/grub.conf and others that look for /boot/grub/menu.lst. Try making a symbolic link of menu.lst to grub.conf.
Old 01-10-2004, 12:04 AM   #4
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: California
Distribution: Slackware 14
Posts: 55

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks hazza, making a symlink of grub.conf to menu.lst did the trick.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gentoo : grub: The file /boot/boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly Boudewijn Linux - Software 3 05-21-2008 04:13 AM
need to access /boot/grub/menu.lst and /boot/grub/ neouto Linux - Newbie 8 09-04-2005 12:45 PM
Grub setup problem (/boot/grub/stage1 not found) davidas Debian 2 04-28-2004 09:13 PM
boot problem with GRUB! djkoe Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 01-04-2004 01:39 AM
yet another grub boot problem! asc3ndant Linux - General 3 07-12-2003 12:37 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration