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Old 09-08-2004, 12:34 PM   #1
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booting loader problem GUI

I had installed Red Hat 9 at /dev/hda1

/dev/hda2(linux swap)

then again RedHat 9 at /dev/hda3

/dev/hda4 (extended)

then Red Hat AS 2.1 at /dev/hda5

then Red Hat ES 3 at /dev/hda6

but when i booted the system it only show the Red Hat ES 3. And only text mode is working for ES no GUI is there.

Tell me what changes should i have to make to grub.conf file, so that all the installed OS would reflect as a menu. or any other idea.

Each partition has its own grub.conf file in boot directory.
Old 09-08-2004, 01:09 PM   #2
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I had installed Red Hat 9 at /dev/hda1
Is this the /boot partition??? If yes then you need to edit your grub.conf file in grub directory on hda1. You'll have to type up the syntax in order for grub to boot up your other partitions.
Each partition has its own grub.conf file in boot directory.
But only one partition is bootable (others are not) so it wont read those files. Those are basically useless. You can copy the text of other grub files to your bootable partition's grub.conf file.

As far as gui is concerned, open up file /etc/inittab and look for line like this one:

if your file has such a line, it means your default run level is 3 (multiuser text login). Replace 3 with a 5 and you will have a gui login


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