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Old 03-04-2003, 08:28 PM   #1
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Problem booting Slackware from GRUB

I cannot boot Slackware 8.1 from GRUB. Heres my grub.conf:

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-19.8.0)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-19.8.0 ro root=LABEL=/1 hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-19.8.0.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
title Debain
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro hdd=ide-scsi
title Slackware
root (hd1,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb3 vga=791 ro

When I use this conf it says the attempt to mount the root filesystem as rw failed. It also suggests putting a rw flag in lilo and some other options. I tried to put the rw flag in place of the ro flag in GRUB and then it says it must first be mounted read-only. A /vmlinuz link wasnt created during installation but everyone else seems to have one. Could my disk image from which I made the installation disk be corrupted I have downloaded it 3 times. Can anyone help?
Old 03-04-2003, 08:47 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: York, PA
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD, OpenBSD
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My only answer to this is;
Why don't you use lilo... Lol, I don't know since you downloaded it 3 times i would think you could go for a different approach maybe you aren't doing something correctly right away i went with lilo sence it was easier and all.. I know i'm a sissy to fool with GRUB ;x
Old 03-05-2003, 04:47 PM   #3
Walt Dizzy
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Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Distribution: Slackware 8.1
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IIRC, only the latest version of Grub (0.93?) will boot Slackware properly.



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