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Old 09-20-2003, 12:29 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Colorado
Distribution: RedHat 7.1/Redhat 8.0/Gentoo 1.4
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yet another grub issue

Hi all - I am having a problem with grub, similar to others, and unique in it's own

I have just installed Debian woody on an Athlon 2200XP with 512 MB ram. I personally just don't care for lilo, so before the initial reboot, I removed lilo, and installed grub. I also downloaded and installed kernel 2.4.22

I am dual booting with Windows being on hda and Debian on hdb. I did a grub-install /dev/hda created a /boot/grub/grub.conf:

default 0
timeout 30

root (hd1,0)
kernel (hd1,0)/boot/bzImage.2.4.22 root=/dev/hdb3

<< Win2k
root (hd0,0)
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

partitions are:
/dev/hdb1 /boot
/dev/hdb3 /
/dev/hdb5 swap

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win2k

I come from a gentoo background, so not knowing if this is a gentoo thing, or for everything grub, I also did
grub > root (hd1,0)
grub > setup (hd0)

when rebooting, I get :

grub >

from there, I can do
kernel /bzImage.2.4.22
and boot into linux
I was wondering how to get the cool option list again, as that is a pain to boot, and on the off chance I need back into windows, I can't get there

I have also done a new grub-install after rebooting, and a grub-install --root-directory=/boot /dev/hda

still getting the same thing (no grub load menu)

any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Last edited by stikboy; 09-20-2003 at 12:31 PM.
Old 09-21-2003, 01:31 PM   #2
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Location: Qc, Canada
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Hmmm... try "title Popei" instead of "title=Popei".
...I mean if you boot to a working grub console, the only thing I see that could be wrong is your config file.
I'm not an expert with syntax but that = could be what's keeping it from reading a valid title to display.
Old 09-22-2003, 01:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, all I could think of was a syntax error also, and after staring at the conf file for about an hour, I gave up I don't have the time to learn the little quirks of a new distro right now, and since I was also having some strange X errors (mouse jumping intermittantly) and dhcpd errors (eth card would come up, but not get an ip), I decided to go back to Gentoo for the time being.

I will go back to try Debian once I get some more free time, but for now, I'll stick with what I (semi) know

And, BTW, I setup grub through the gentoo installer, pretty much the same as I set it up for Debian. Even using the "title=Pompei", and it works Debian was using grub 0.91, and my gentoo is using 0.93. I'm just wondering if there is a bug or different syntax was need for the older version?


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