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mm-motm
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:03 pm    Post subject: cant get grub to work Reply with quote

Hullo

the title says it all, i just cant get grub to work.

my partitions:
dev/sda1 100Mb ext2 bootdrive
dev/sda6 5G reiserfs rootdrive
my installation process:

created a boot drive /dev/sda1
mounted /dev/sda1 under /boot
copied kernel into /boot/kernels/gentoo26
cp /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/stage{1,2} /boot/grub
created a grub.conf
made a link
ln -s /boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/menu.lst

invocted grub:
root (hd0,0)
setup (h0,0)
quit

my grub.conf lookslike this

default 0
timeout 30

titel Gentoo26
root (hd0,0)
kernel /kernels/gentoo26


when i start up i always get the grub prompt, (stage1.5)
should this only happen when i have no grub.config? could there be any other reason? or is there a way to log the bootprocess
to find out what whent wrong?
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TrueDFX
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Joined: 02 Jun 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One possible problem is with ln -s /boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/menu.lst - menu.lst will point to /boot/grub/grub.conf, but your boot partition doesn't contain a /boot directory (that one only exists on your root partition). ln -s . /boot/boot should solve that, or you could make menu.lst point to grub.conf (without a directory specification) instead.
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Maedhros
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please see the grub error collection.

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