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Old 10-01-2003, 12:04 AM   #1
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Question Recovering one of the distros

Back to Linux after a long time (almost a year, I guess). SO, I
definitely need some help get back to where I left.

I have a bunch of OSes (RH 72, 80, 90) multibooting with windows.
I installed another version of RH72 fresh in a new partition. While
installing, I didn't choose to install either grub or lilo, hoping that
the existing GRUB on other partitions will be able to boot this
new OS.
However, that doesn't appear to be the case. I can not boot into
the new OSat all.
Grub (from RH90) is in /dev/hda6, while the new one is /dev/hda9.
I modified grub.conf to accomodate the new install. HOwever,
when I boot, I get the message "kernel panic: no init found"
What do I need to do to be able to boot the new OS?

THanks in advance.

Last edited by concoran; 10-01-2003 at 12:06 AM.
Old 10-01-2003, 07:56 PM   #2
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"What do I need to do to be able to boot the new OS?"

You are on the right track. It sounds like you did not get grub exactly right. The problem may be in initrd= It you have an initrd for /dev/hd9 then take it out of grub.conf. If you don't have one then try putting initrd= in grub.conf.

In general be sure that you have tailored the entry for /dev/hd9 correctly.
Old 10-04-2003, 04:52 PM   #3
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Thanks bait, I figured out what was wrong.
IT's bad configuration in Grub.conf.
Fixed it.


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