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Old 03-05-2006, 12:17 PM   #1
maokc
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Different dual boot problem


I have read all similar threads I can find (lots of them)
but none of the solutions work in my case. I just upgraded
to Fedora Core from RedHat 9. I cannot get GRUB to boot my other OS, and I have tried all of your suggestions. I had the exact same problem with my RedHat9, but solved it with
a boot floppy. This system won't make a bootdisk. I ran
/sbin/mkbootdisk with the version as arg, but it says there
isn't enough room on the disk. I tried several new, blank disks. I can't manually make one, because /boot/initrd.img
won't fit on a floppy. Of course, I tried the RedHat9 bootdisk, didn't work.

Any ideas?
 
Old 03-05-2006, 12:53 PM   #2
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You can make a bootable cd using mkbootdisk. You would create an iso image using the commands below.

Code:
#mkbootdisk --iso --device bootcd.iso 2.6.x
You can then burn the iso to a cd using cdrecord.

Last edited by reddazz; 03-05-2006 at 12:55 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 01:24 PM   #3
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Thanks, Redazz

I made the bootcd.iso image from mkbootdisk, but now I can't record to a CD. Cdrecord worked fine on RedHat 9,
but when I run
cdrecord -v dev=1,1,0(scanbus values) <filename>
I get this: cdrecord: Success. Cannot open SCSI driver.
Using slocate, I checked out the files having to do with
scsi, but I can't see what to do.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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If using kernel 2.6 you don't need scsi emulation. You can do something like
Code:
#cdrecord -v -eject dev=/dev/hdX filename.iso
hdX would be your cd writer e.g. /dev/hdc.
 
  


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