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Old 10-25-2003, 10:39 AM   #1
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Cool GRUB problems

As a newbie I am trying to modify the following configuration.

Primary drive - Windows 98
Secondary drive - Red Hat Linux 8

I would like to be able to retain these drives as separate entities so that I can boot off of each when installed as the only drive.

I have a bootable diskette for linux and that works OK.

I realize that to "disconnect my Windows drive, I need to rewrite the MBR.

My problem is how to change my linux drive to allow it do boot by itself.

I know that the easy way out would be to re-install, but that would be cheating.

I am enclosing a copy of the grub.conf file for you to review.

Any ideas?

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdb2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-13.8)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-13.8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-13.8.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-27.8.0)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-27.8.0 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-27.8.0.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-14.img
title Windows 98
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
Old 10-25-2003, 11:24 AM   #2
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no offense, but im not sure thats a thread for the games forum...
Old 10-25-2003, 09:09 PM   #3
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Sorry, I didn't realize that I was in the wrong forum.
Can I move it or is it OK where it is?


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