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Old 04-15-2005, 03:52 AM   #1
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Dual Boot and Grub

I wanted to go back to an older kernel and uninstalled the previous one. However with doing so it deleted the loading part for linux in the grub.conf file.

title Windows
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1
Is what is currently there. I am using Fedora Core 2 if its to any help and with removing the newer kernel used the rpm -e command.

Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 232581 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1       30473    15358108+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2           30473      232560   101852100    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5           30473      111738    40957686    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6          111739      111941      102280+  83  Linux
/dev/hda7          111942      231520    60267784+  83  Linux
/dev/hda8          231521      232560      524128+  82  Linux swap
Ive tried doing it myself however was only looking over other example files to do it. I was wondering if anyone could just help me or put me in the right direction

title Fedora Core 2
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Windows
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1
At present in this I havent set the default yet for which to load.
Old 04-15-2005, 04:56 AM   #2
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Can you post the entire of your menu.lst ? I have a funny feeling that when you upgraded your kernel it replaced the kernel i.e. the older one was removed AND when you manually removed the new kernel you effectively removed linux.

However this can be fixed. Its a bit complicated but will save reinstalling.
Old 04-15-2005, 07:36 AM   #3
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The problem appears to be with how you defined root in your grub.conf. With (hd0,1) you are pointing it to the second primary partition on the first hard drive. This does not correspond to where you have your Linux partitions. I believe you need to say (hd0,5) because that is where grub is currently getting splash.xpm.gz. If this does not work you can use find /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 on a grub command line and it will locate what partition it is on (provided it exists). More on installation and be found in the GRUB Manual. Let us know how you make out.

Old 04-15-2005, 08:09 PM   #4
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Thanks wmakowski that worked a treat.


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