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Old 09-04-2003, 11:17 PM   #1
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Location: Rochester, MN, U.S.A
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I need help writing grub.conf

I have been trying to write a grub.conf that works. I have been looking at all kinds of examples on the web. Besides not being able to load linux, the screen is completely distored and black and white. Although, It will load windows.

If anyone has a grub.conf that loads windows and linux, could you post it for me.

It would be best if I could get anaconda to generate one specific to my setup

here is what I got

title Redhat 9
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.9 ro root=/dev/hda5 hdb=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4,20-20.9.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

This is my fdisk -l

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 1016 7680928+ b Win95 FAT32 (this is my windows recovery partition)
/dev/hda2 * 1017 6704 43001280 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 6793 6806 105840 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 6807 7943 8595720 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 6807 7805 7552408+ 83 Linux (main linux partition)
/dev/hda6 7806 7943 1043248+ 82 Linux swap

Last edited by shanenin; 09-05-2003 at 02:48 PM.
Old 09-04-2003, 11:55 PM   #2
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Location: Los Gatos, CA
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[root@chopper root]# cat /etc/grub.conf
title Red Hat Linux (2.6.0-0.test3.1.31)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.0-0.test3.1.31 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.0-0.test3.1.31.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-19.9)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-19.9 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-19.9.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

[root@chopper root]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 40.9 GB, 40981118976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4982 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1025 4982 31792635 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 * 1 1024 8225248+ 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order


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