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Old 09-04-2004, 01:04 AM   #1
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Triple Boot Fedora C2 and Suse and windows = big grub error

Hi everyone

I just installed fedora C2 today on my machine that already had windows. When I did that, everything was working fine, I could boot into both fedora or Windows. Then I tried to install SuSe also, but I also forgot to not install grub, so I accidentally installed grub over itself.

Now, I cannot get into anything but SuSe, not even windows. I need help on the attributes to set in the YAST bootloader settings so I can access the other two.

Right now, my hard drive is set up like this:


My windows setup in grub is this:
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

When I boot Fedora, I get the error "Error 1: Filename must be an absolute pathname..."

I added fedora manually, but it didn't work, so I won't copy it.

What should I set my kernel setting in grub to be? Is there any way I can make this work?



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Old 09-04-2004, 01:26 AM   #2
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You probably only need to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst in the SuSE installation. Boot into SuSE, then mount the Fedora partition and copy the /boot/grub/menu.lst or /etc/grub.conf file (whatever Fedora uses), then edit the Suse /boot/grub/menu.lst to correct the settings for Fedora and windows. Grub should then let you boot all three.
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Do you know what the correct settings are for Fedora and Windows?


Old 09-04-2004, 11:31 AM   #4
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Hey, thanks for the help. I just fixed the Fedora section, so I can boot into fedora.

However, I cannot get windows to work. My settings for windows in grub are
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1.

I tried chaging chainloader to +2, but it didn't work. What else can I do?


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bump, any ideas on how to fix it?

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Old 10-07-2004, 04:03 PM   #7
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i've got the same problem. I had windows 2k, then added fc2 and it worked fine. then i added SuSE personal 9.1 and it uses it's own bootloader, with which i can't get into Fedora. i'm also having trouble mounting my fedora partitions. HELP ME


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