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Old 01-05-2011, 09:45 PM   #16
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Hey Drako I've done all this, but idk what i must be messing up with. I posted my results of fdisk -l in posting #8; here it is again:

root@Zeta-US:/home/user# sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf84ef84e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 5100 40965718+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 5101 5343 1951897+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 7396 9729 18747855 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 5344 7395 16482690 83 Linux
Slackware is sda4, so in went into the grub2 edit command mode and set
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-generic-smp- root=/dev/sda4
Since there are four possible boot options as described above, I made sure to go through and have all options booting to hd0,1 and /sda4. The only exception between the four was that for the first two options, being of generic smp, I also added your
initrd /boot/initrd.gz
idk, have I missed something from your instructions? I keep rereading these postings over and over again. I feel like this is what I'm suppose to be doing but it's not working at all.

Do I have to reinstall?

Last edited by jsandroid; 01-05-2011 at 09:47 PM.
Old 01-06-2011, 09:56 PM   #17
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The way I got the ubuntu slackware-generic entry to work was to copy the working /boot/grub/grub.cfg slackware entry to the /etc/grub.d/custom file. I then edited the /etc/grub.d/custom slackware entry linux line to change to the generic kernel, and added the initrd line, then ran update-grub.


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