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Re: Grub is hard to make work

On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 15:07 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> This does not find the image or boot the kernel. What have I done
> wrong? 
> In the VERY Poor info grub it appears the want a / in front of the 
> kernel and initrd. But for the setup I have that is wrong. 

Taking your prior example:

title Fedora (
        root (hd0,5)

This "root" command sets the root environment for GRUB, usually where
your kernels are, and usually there's a grub sub-directory in it.

        kernel vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/sda5
        initrd initrd-

The kernel and initrd lines have the filepaths for the kernel and initrd
files, relative to GRUB's root (hd0,5).  If they're directly inside it,
they're in its root, so /vmlinuz... and /initrd... would be correct.

The root= parameter on the kernel line is for the system root, what you
see as / in the operating system, which is usually different.

(This box runs FC5, my others run FC4 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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