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Re: Redirect Grub or copy new boot



Paul Howarth wrote:

Mark Sargent wrote:

Paul Howarth wrote:

Mark Sargent wrote:

The idea to to add the "Fedora Core 3" entry to the FC2 grub.conf file (used by the FC2 grub installed on the MBR), where this entry chain-loads the FC3 grub from /dev/hda5, which has its own grub.conf file within /dev/hda5.

So you go through two levels of grub menus to boot FC3.

Paul.

Hi All,

nah, Paul, that still gives the same eror as b4. How can I direct it to just go straight to the hda5 grub.conf to see if that will work..? Cheers.




If you do that, you'll struggle to boot your FC2 system again.

Tell me exactly what happens when you boot up. You get your FC2 boot menu, right? It has a "Fedora Core 3" entry in it, corresponding to this grub.conf entry:

title Fedora Core 3
    rootnoverify (hd0,4)
    chainloader +1

You select "Fedora Core 3" and then you get some error?

Paul.

Hi All,

yes, happens exactly how you said it. The same error as b4,
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

At this point, Paul, I'm not even thinking of being able to boot FC2(it seems stuffed anyway). Now, to boot straight to the FC3 grub.conf, I have to do the following, yes..?
grub>root (hd0,4)
setup (hd0)
quit
If so, that gives the same error as b4 too.
filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
after root(hd0,4)
Startin to really **** me off, eh. Cheers.


If it still says that then you've probably not actually fixed the partition table entry for hda5 by changing it from type 0x7 (HPFS/NTFS) to type 0x83 (Linux) in fdisk and then writing back the changes. I guess "fdisk -l /dev/hda5" would show this?

Paul.

Hi All,

Paul, yes, had to change the ID number for the partition label. But, what I don't un, is, why when I partitioned within the install process, it didn't label it correctly. Anyway, I'm in, Paul, and that makes me a happy camper. Thank you, Paul. You've been very patient with me. Cheers.

Mark Sargent.


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