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Re: [opensuse] LILO/Grub Problem
  • From: "Joe Morris (NTM)" <Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2007 12:14:44 +0800
  • Message-id: <45C40C34.5060104@xxxxxxx>
Bob S wrote:
> On Friday 02 February 2007 05:08, Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
>> Just mount your 10.0 boot directory (if on it own partition or if in /)
>> so you can compare the 10.0 grub device map and menu.lst, and add the
>> correct entry to the menu.lst in the 10.2 grub, where it already boots
>> from and already has an entry for win98 and 10.2.
> Well that is the problem. I can't mount 10.0. It is on a completely separate
> hard drive. Even if I find out how to do that, I don't have a 10.0 grub
> device map. I was using LILO to mount 10.0
OK, sorry I forgot (looks again at subject). In that case, you can
still mount it. as root, you can access it via mount /dev/xxxx /mnt,
with xxxx corresponding to the drive and partition, like hdb2. This
would allow you access to the files.
> When I put the 10.0 DVD into the machine and boot the installed system it
> boots 10.2 and I have not figured out how to mount 10.0 Figured I could use
> Yast to fix it.
You do not have to boot to it to fix it. We will get it booting from
within a 10.2 boot.
> Think I could fix it from within 10.2 ??
Definitely. It isn't broke. Grub just needs the info given it to boot it.
> Trouble is, I know absolutely
> nothing about grub. Been using lilo all of these years.
It is different and takes some getting used to. but, it is not that bad
since you have 2 systems already booting. You only need to give it a
correct entry in your 10.2 menu.lst, perhaps something in,
and hopefully that is it. To know what to put, unless you know it,
could you send to the list your 10.2 /boot/grub/menu.lst,
/boot/grub/, and the output of fdisk -l (all copied and pasted
into your email, no attachments). We should get you booting into 10.0
in a few minutes.

Joe Morris
Registered Linux user 231871 running openSUSE 10.2 x86_64

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