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Re: GRUB



On Jan 28, 2008 11:43 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-01-27 at 11:02 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> > In the F8 info grub it states you can boot a linux computer with this:
> >
> > grub> root (hd0,4)
> > grub> kernel /vmlinuz
> > grub> boot
>
> That used to work, and may still work with some distros.  Because
> inside /boot there's a symlink from "vmlinuz" *to* the latest current
> vmlinuz file.
>
> > But this does not work on F8.

Could it be a problem with examples are very general?   Are examples
expected to work everywhere or are computer users encouraged to think?

>
> I don't do Fedora 8 yet, but 7 doesn't have that symlink, and I don't
> remember seeing it for a very long time, perhaps as far back as Red Hat
> Linux 7.
>
> >  I used full kernel address and root= things and Grub found the right
> > kernel.
>
> Of course that's going to work, if done right.  But I suspect that you
> haven't included the initrd line, and that your system needs something
> from the initrd file to be able to work.
>
> > Then I applied the boot and grub dropped out and there was no boot and
> > no information on why.
>
> What do you mean by "applied the boot"?
>
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> [tim bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr
> 2.6.23.12-52.fc7 i686 i386
>
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> - Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
> - Perhaps...  I've got a boot, here, and it's tempting to put it on
>   and...
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