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Thread: Grub

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    I just installed my machine once again. I installed Windows XP on hda1, made a swap on hda2 and installed Slackware 8.1 Beta RC1 on hda3. (New Slackware seems to be working great!)
    Anyway, Slack does not bring Grub as a boot loader. I did not install Lilo during installation, basically because it is ugly. So I figure, WTH, I will install Grub from scratch. We know it is never that easy, right?
    Anyway, I installed Grub, and the first thing I realized is that, instead of using a grub.conf, it is using menu.lst as the menu file. No problems there, I will just edit that file as if it was grub.conf. right...
    Anyway, after a couple of lost hours, no matter what I change on that file, none of my OS's will boot. I ended up installing Lilo over it. That should fix it, right? no...
    I told it to install on the MBR. I got my lilo menu, and I can boot into Linux without any trouble. But if I try to select Windows, it goes to the Grub menu, and neither of the options there work. ???
    I tried booting into MS-Dos and doinf FDISK -mbr, to no avail. It does not get rid of grub.
    Any one has any idea? here is my menu.lst:

    title Slackware
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hda3
    # initrd /initrd-2.4.7-10.img

    title Windows XP
    # map (hd0,0) (hd0,2)
    # map (hd0,2) (hd0,0)
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    here is my lilo.conf
    # LILO configuration file
    # generated by 'liloconfig'
    # Start LILO global section
    boot = /dev/hda
    message = /boot/boot_message.txt
    timeout = 1200
    # Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
    vga = 773
    # Normal VGA console
    # vga = normal
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
    # vga=791
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
    # vga=790
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
    # vga=773
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
    # vga=788
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
    # vga=787
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
    # vga=771
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
    # vga=785
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
    # vga=784
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
    # vga=769
    # End LILO global section
    # DOS bootable partition config begins
    other = /dev/hda1
    label = WindowsXP
    table = /dev/hda
    # DOS bootable partition config ends
    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda3
    label = Slackware
    # Linux bootable partition config ends

  2. #2

    Re: Grub

    arrgg - i am in the process of working on a PET for this - the install part should be working okay.

    what command are you using to install grub?

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    Re: Grub

    grub-install /dev/hda
    find /boot/grub/stage1
    root (hd0,1)
    setup (hd0)

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    Re: Grub

    are ya able to get into grub command mode durring boot up?

  5. #5

    Re: Grub

    Yes, if I hit "c".
    I can hit there "kernel /boot/vmlinuz"
    And I get into Slackware. But I can't get into Windows... ???

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