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Old 02-07-2005, 05:43 AM   #1
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Question Grub, initrd and new kernel (2.6.10)


I'd like to add new kernel to grub... but the problem is that i don't have the file which should be in initrd section...
So, at present my grub looks like that:
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
Now, I want to add new kernel (properly configured, i used in on Mandrake and it worked nice) to grub...
In lilo procedure is simple...
What's about grub? As far as I know .img file is not needed to boot a system...
How to add new kernel to grub?
I'd be grateful for answers



Is there any program to copy grub and keep it for example on CD... and if something went wrong i could simply copy it to MBR?

Last edited by wilu; 02-07-2005 at 05:47 AM.
Old 02-07-2005, 06:10 AM   #2
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If you didn't create an initrd.img then just leave it out, thats what I do. Here is a copy of my /boot/menu.lst.

timeout 10
color white/blue black/light-gray
#color black/cyan yellow/cyan
default 0
title Slackware
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 vga=788
title FedoraCore
root (hd1,0)
kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb1 rhgb vga=788
initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd.img
title Ubuntu
root (hd1,4)
kernel (hd1,4)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb5 vga=788
initrd (hd1,4)/boot/initrd.img
title Mandrake
root (hd1,5)
kernel (hd1,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb6 vga=788
initrd (hd1,5)/boot/initrd.img
title FreeBSD
root (hd1,3,a)
kernel /boot/loader
Old 02-07-2005, 09:37 AM   #3
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mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.10 2.6.10

If it already exists, use '-f'

See man mkinitrd
Old 02-25-2005, 06:28 AM   #4
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here is my tutorial on both the syntax and menu and how to burn grub to cdr

btw altho I don;t use fc I think you need a initrd image unless you compiled your own kernel and added inbuilt support for your file system and other stuff.


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