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Old 01-09-2009, 07:28 AM   #61
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I could not find your email address.
So I sent a private message.
How do I find moderators' email addresses?
Click on any member's name and the drop-down menu shows an option to send e-mail (if the member has it enabled)

As for the substance of this thread, the "booting" link in my sig below **might** help, but I think you are already past my meager knowledge.

On more hint: Long threads like this sometimes are a deterrent to people posting new help. I for one will not go back and read the whole thing. You might want to start a new thread in which you cover some detail that has either not been addressed here, or which has been lost. But do not start a new thread repeating the same question.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 01:30 PM   #62
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yancek


Now it works.

The following tiny change worked fine.

Code:
Title Mandriva
kernel (hd1,4)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=6460a523-8375-40e3-9958-31c179210b3a resume=UUID=743165c2-5731-4133-9976-0fc7fd90d02c splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd1,4)/boot/initrd.img

Just (hd1,4) needed.


Your last post that is post 60 made the difference.

I followed your instructions to the letter.

Mandriva 2009 comes to the screen and I can go to the Internet. As a matter of fact I am writing to you using Mandriva 2009.

Did you know the mistake I made when installing Mandriva 2009?

I have some plans to install Slackware and 'open SuSE 11.1' when time permits.

I will install the way I installed Mandriva 2009. That is to install the bootloader inside the root partition of Slackware/open SuSE 11.1

This might go to hell! Who knows?


I have a few questions to ask from you.

However, even pixellany has aired his views about the thread. He is one of the moderators.

I must respect to the comments made by the moderators .


I will start a new thread under the title 'Mandriva's menu.lst problems'.

It seems you and CJS know much more than me when it come to troubleshooting.

Please look at my new thread when possible.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 11:07 AM   #63
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I hope yancek or CJS will read the following.
Because their thoughts are important to me.
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Did you know the mistake I made when installing Mandriva 2009?

I have some plans to install Slackware and 'open SuSE 11.1' when time permits.

I will install the way I installed Mandriva 2009. That is to install the bootloader inside the root partition of Slackware/open SuSE 11.1
 
Old 01-13-2009, 12:07 PM   #64
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Did you know the mistake I made when installing Mandriva 2009?
You didn't put an entry for your Mandriva installation in the menu.lst file of Opensuse. Also, the way you were booting, from Opensuse to Ubuntu and then trying to select just confused things. If you are going to use the Opensuse menu.lst you already have (10.3), you need to make sure you have correct entries for Slackware or whatever other OS's you install in that Opensuse menu.lst.

You will need to go in to your base system again and run all the command to "mkdir" and "mount" you used for Mandriva making appropriate changes for the new OS in the menu.lst file of Opensuse 10.3. If you decide to overwrite Opensuse 10.3 with another OS that will change things.

Last edited by yancek; 01-13-2009 at 12:09 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #65
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Thanks yancek

I would like to keep open SuSE 10.3 because it has the old version of k3b program.

For some reason I can't burn or rather convert downloaded .iso files to a bootable cds using latest version of k3b.

I guess my CD/DVD burner is old and is not fully compatible with the latest version of k3b program.

When you install a new version of Linux, you get the latest version of k3b program.

As my computer is about 3 years old, it seems, the latest version of k3b is not compatible with my cds and dvds.

The other alternative is to buy a new CD/DVD burner. I think a state-of-the art burner is fully compatible with the latest k3b program.

I discussed the issue on another thread. Some people suggested installing a CD/DVD burner. They faced the same problem; just installed a new one.

I was on the verge of buying a new CD/DVD burner. However, the idea of installing an old version of Linux crossed my mind and it paid dividends. I have about 150 cds/dvds. I bought them a few years ago. They are about 4 years old. I don't want to throw them away.

I can burn .iso files using them in open SuSE 10.3.
........................................................................................

So you want me to make sure that there are entries for open SuSE 11.1 and Slackware in open SuSE 10.3's menu.lst file


When installing a new Linux version, I will not install the bootloader on the MBR. I will install the bootloader inside the root partition.

For example, when installing open SuSE 11.1, I will install its bootloader inside its root partition.
It will try to install on the MBR.

It will forcibly install on MBR.

The above is not so easy. Some Linux variants don't give you a chance to select the installation of bootloader. However, I must confess that I am not aware of each and every aspect of installations of all those popular Linux variants; I mean Fedora Core, Open SuSE, Mandriva, Debian, Slackware and Ubuntu.

It is my understanding the MBR resides on the sdb drive. I didn't install any operating system on sda drive, as yet.

So I am not going to touch menu.lst files of Mandriva 2009 and Ubuntu.

There will be some problems. I hope I will be able to solve them with the benefit of hindsight.

Your thoughts, if any, are welcome again

Last edited by Gins; 01-13-2009 at 01:31 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 05:58 PM   #66
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So you want me to make sure that there are entries for open SuSE 11.1 and Slackware in open SuSE 10.3's menu.lst file
Your choice, but you know how to do that now. Use the same steps you did to create a directory, mount and find the menu.lst file in your new distributions that you did for Mandriva.

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For example, when installing open SuSE 11.1, I will install its bootloader inside its root partition.
It will try to install on the MBR.
It will forcibly install on MBR.
I don't have Opensuse 11.1, I do have 10.3, so I don't know that you will get the option about Grub to partition or mbr but I expect you will. I recently installed Linux Mint and didn't see the option during the initial install and read more carefully on the second attempt and noticed there was an advanced tab on the window for the Grub installation. Clicked that and there was an option. You may need to look for it carefully.

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It is my understanding the MBR resides on the sdb drive. I didn't install any operating system on sda drive, as yet.
If that is the drive you have set first in boot priority that is the one being used.

So I am not going to touch menu.lst files of Mandriva 2009 and Ubuntu.
If you plan to keep Opensuse 10.3, there is absolutely no reason to even look at the menu.lst files for Ubuntu or Mandriva.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 10:04 AM   #67
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Situations a little different with Mandriva 2009

My MBR I believe still has remnants of the old sidux installation
I believe. For Sidux sometimes starts its script for loading on
two occasions when my Mandriva 2009 boots up. The Mandriva 2009
still boots up. However, I get that Sidux screen twice during the
boot sequence.

Question: Should I leave it alone, or is there a script I can use
in terminal or otherwise to clean the boot record and make
it a generic Mandriva 2009 Gnome that would be clea?. I almost
wish I had fdisked the hardrive before I installed the operating
system.

On my other hardrive I boot up separately it runs with grub
both Linux Mint and Mandriva 2009 KDE without a hitch.

Thanks for your help folks.

Patrick
 
  


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