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Old 05-18-2004, 06:10 AM   #1
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triple boot problem

I installed Mandrake 10.0 alongside WindowsXP and SuSE 9.0. Everything went fine until I got to the bootloader set-up. I was already useing grub for XP and SuSE so I installed the bootloader to floppy ops: The floppy bootloader only boots XP and Mandrake (They boot fine) but it doesn't boot SuSE. If I try to boot without the floppy I get a grub command line. :very confused! :

The SuSe partition is there and stable, I checked it with PMagic. I just don't now how to fix what I messed up. How do I go about installing a new bootloader that would boot everything again?

Thanks for the help on this, it's appreciated greatly.

Old 05-18-2004, 06:20 AM   #2
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At the grub prompt enter the details to boot into suse

root (hd0.x)

# x is 1 less than the partition so if suse is on /dev/hda10 , x is 9, root (hd0,9)


# or whatever the kernel is called


The if you get into suse fix grub

root (hd0,x)
setup (hd0)

then add an entry for mandrake to /boot/grub/menu.lst . This boots Mandrake 10 for me

title Mandrake 10
kernel (hd0,13)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda14 devfs=mount acpi=ht splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd0,13)/boot/initrd.img
Old 05-18-2004, 07:31 AM   #3
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GRUB gave me headaches on Mandrake 10.0... Try lilo before doing anything rash


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