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Old 03-27-2003, 05:42 PM   #1
MAsKrA
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Grub Installation


Ok so I am bored and never liked LiLo... so trying to install Grub I am getting error message saying file not found first here is my partition table:


root@keyla:/boot/grub# df
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda6 522060 434520 87540 84% /
/dev/hda1 104380 36412 67968 35% /boot
/dev/hda2 5333412 1453532 3879880 28% /usr
/dev/hda5 1951800 32840 1918960 2% /home
/dev/hda7 1044156 48864 995292 5% /var

And following the instructions after cd to /boot/grub/ and running ./grub I typed:

install (hd0,0)/boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0,0)/boot/grub/stage2 p (hd0,0)/boot/grub/menu.conf

with error:

Error 15: File not found

Have even tried using hd0,5 any help would be appreciated. If not then Ill keep using lilo
 
Old 03-28-2003, 12:54 PM   #2
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usually u have to make menu.lst...my grub didn't come with menu.lst and i had to make it myself
 
Old 03-28-2003, 01:10 PM   #3
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just do a symbolic link of grub.conf to menu.lst

ln -s /boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/menu.lst
 
Old 03-28-2003, 02:15 PM   #4
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Re: Grub Installation

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Originally posted by MAsKrA
Ok so I am bored and never liked LiLo... so trying to install Grub I am getting error message saying file not found first here is my partition table:


root@keyla:/boot/grub# df
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda6 522060 434520 87540 84% /
/dev/hda1 104380 36412 67968 35% /boot
/dev/hda2 5333412 1453532 3879880 28% /usr
/dev/hda5 1951800 32840 1918960 2% /home
/dev/hda7 1044156 48864 995292 5% /var

And following the instructions after cd to /boot/grub/ and running ./grub I typed:

install (hd0,0)/boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0,0)/boot/grub/stage2 p (hd0,0)/boot/grub/menu.conf

with error:

Error 15: File not found

Have even tried using hd0,5 any help would be appreciated. If not then Ill keep using lilo
Try this:

install (hd0,0)/boot/grub/stage1 (hd0,0)/boot/grub/stage2 p (hd0,0)/boot/grub/menu.conf

There should have been a grub-install package with grub too:

grub-install /dev/hda

will do it if you have that.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 03:38 PM   #5
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Thanks.. I actually got it taken care of with the help of some hard searches just got it working not to long ago before I read this. Now the question is the Splash image installation I cant find any documents with information on how to add the Splash ala RH to grub. I have the syntax in place:

default=0
teimeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Slackware 9.0 (2.4.20)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-ide-2.4.20 ro root=/dev/hda6

It boots fine but I get a ASCII menu not the image and I know the image works because is a copy of the one on one of my RH boxes.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 04:10 PM   #6
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Ok... so looks like I need to patch grub to enable vga support anyone has any cluse where to find the patch or how to even apply it?
 
Old 06-09-2003, 04:59 PM   #7
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GRUB, RH 9, XP boot problem

Hi all, I am finally making the change to Linux, but having a hard time booting.

I originally installed RH 7 which installed / booted fine however my Video Driver was not supported.

I now installed RH 9 via the boxed set.

I have 2 disks.
Disk 1 XP
Disk 2 formatted for Linux.

I selected Automatic partition for Disk 2.
It created a swap, then 2 more partitions
/dev/hdd1 - /boot
/dev/hdd2 - /

After the installation, when Selecting Red Hat from Grub, I get an "Error 15: File not found". Grub is pointing to root = (hd1,0)
I tried many other combinations which didnt seem to work either. Someone please help!!

 
  


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