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Old 03-17-2003, 09:43 AM   #1
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Debian Doldrums


It's not debian's fault but...

I installed debian on my system, which also runs RH7.3 & WindozeXP.

The bootloader I am using for RH & XP is grub.

when installing debian I didn't want to install lilo incase it overwrote grub and I lost access to my other OS's so I set it to boot from a floppy bootdisk.

I now want to boot debian from Grub, which I thought would be easy enough... but NO!!

I don't seem to have a vmlinuz executable on my debian boot partition.. DOH!

can I somehow get it from my floppy? where is the durn thing!!

HALP!!
 
Old 03-17-2003, 10:08 AM   #2
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You probably do have the debian kernel...its just in the /boot partition of your debian partition.

I just installed debian last week on a system with Win98 and Mdk9 and ran into the same problem...although I use LILO.

What I did was copy the debian kernel into the Mdk /boot partition (which is the partition that lilo runs from) and changed my lilo.conf file in that partition...and boom...Debian loads fine.

I've seen posts that say a simlink would work too....but I haven't tested this.

As for configuring Grub...I have no clue how to do that..
 
Old 03-17-2003, 10:27 AM   #3
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err...
not sure I agree with you there.
in my rh boot there are 2 vmlinuz-2.4.18-3 one of which is the executable
in my debian boot there is one vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4 and it aint an executable.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 10:45 AM   #4
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I wonder why it wouldn't be executable?

Mine is...although its the stock vmlinuz-2.2.0 version...
I just straight copied it over.

Maybe just making it executable would work?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 05:14 PM   #5
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putting your debian cd in and booting will allow you to use the rescue option to get to the debian partition
 
Old 03-17-2003, 05:41 PM   #6
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tcaptain,
in your boot do you have 2 vmlinuz's for debian? one being the executable?

Macewan,
mmm..
if you read my first post, macewan then you would probably know that I can access my debian partition..

what I want to do is set up grub so that I can use that to boot to debian WITHOUT using a boot disk...

however I shall try using the rescue option to see if I can get the kernel on that way.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 08:02 PM   #7
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sooooo you're going to use my suggestion then???? please feel free to try other methods - mine was just an alternative suggestion.

create a boot disk while your in there though ; )
 
Old 03-17-2003, 08:36 PM   #8
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err..
macewan, if you had read the start of this thread you would know I had a bootdisk...
have a look in your /boot. do you have 2 vmlinuz-somethings in there? if you use a graphical file manage (ie konquerer) and there are 2, you will see that one is executable, about 2mb or so and one that isn't executable and a bit smaller.

will try the rescue option tho and keep you posted on result.

I also tried copying the NON-executable vmlinuz I have in debian /boot over to my RH boot (where grub is) and tried to boot that way but no luck.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 09:26 PM   #9
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Like I said in your other post about the same topic in the same forum (please don't double post), the 2.2.20 debian kernel is lcoated at /vmlinuz
 
Old 03-17-2003, 10:46 PM   #10
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What is debian ?
 
Old 03-18-2003, 12:49 AM   #11
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This topic is moving, due to me being naughty (again)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=50355

thanks for all that have replied so far, please keep on helpin us newts..!
 
Old 03-18-2003, 09:17 AM   #12
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Note: /vmlinuz is a symlink to /boot/vmlinuz..at least in my debian install

To answer your question Smerk, I only have one debian kernel in my mandrake partition's /boot...

(I'll have to double check that just in case...but I have my notes here and what I did was clearly just one cp statement, now my memory fails as to the status of the executable bit tho...).
 
  


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