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Tha1 07-01-2006 11:24 PM

Triboot WinXP,Ubuntu and Arch
 
Hey, long time no see.
My question is this: I have a PC with WinXP. I've installed the latest Ubuntu for a spin, and i've installed GRUB in the MBR. Then I've installed the latest Arch Linux for a try, but i didn't installed GRUB to the MBR, i simply didn't installed it.
I've then added the lines in the resultant menu.lst in the installation of Arch to the menu.lst of Ubuntu. But he now can't find Arch. What am I doin' wrong?

Regards

tamoneya 07-01-2006 11:29 PM

you need to add lines to the grub from the ubuntu install. You should edit the grub.conf file to add an option to boot arch. Just follow the syntax that is used for the other 2 OSes

Tha1 07-04-2006 05:27 AM

I've done that already, just don't know if this is it. I've installed Arch in sda7, and then added these lines:
Code:

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default                0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout                10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title                Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root                (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader        +1
#
# title                Linux
# root                (hd0,1)
# kernel        /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/sda2 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,1)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(recovery mode) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title                Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-25-386
root                (hd0,1)
kernel                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-25-386 root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
initrd                /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-25-386
savedefault
boot

title                Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-25-386 (recovery mode)
root                (hd0,1)
kernel                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-25-386 root=/dev/sda2 ro single
initrd                /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-25-386
boot

title                Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-23-386
root                (hd0,1)
kernel                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
initrd                /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-23-386
savedefault
boot

title                Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-23-386 (recovery mode)
root                (hd0,1)
kernel                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 root=/dev/sda2 ro single
initrd                /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-23-386
boot

title                Ubuntu, memtest86+
root                (hd0,1)
kernel                /boot/memtest86+.bin
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title                Other operating systems:
root

title        Arch Linux 0.7.2
root        (hd0,6)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda7 ro vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd26.img

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title                Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root                (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader        +1


deroB 07-04-2006 05:32 AM

try adding " boot" to the end of your arch linux section :)

Code:

title        Arch Linux 0.7.2
root        (hd0,6)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda7 ro vga=791
initrd  /boot/initrd26.img
boot

also comment out (or remove) these lines just above your arch linux section
Code:

title                Other operating systems:
root


Tha1 07-04-2006 07:14 AM

I did it,deroB. Thnx y'all!! :cool:


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