Re: F10 rpm of grub2 completely broken
- From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:36:52 -0500
On Tuesday 15 December 2009, Michael Schwendt wrote:
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:16:08 -0500, Gene wrote:The way I am doing it right now, is to use the grub2 switch stanza that names
On Monday 14 December 2009, Michael Schwendt wrote:
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 15:04:29 -0500, Gene wrote:
and can not deal
with chainloading w/ grub.
That I got figured out, what I was trying to chainload was an ext4,
and old grub just throws up its hands.
Let me guess (taking into account the grub config mess in a recent
thread), you did not try to chainload boot sectors the ordinary way, but
instead you tried to let legacy GRUB mount ext4 /boot partitions before
it supported that file-system. For proper chainloading, rootnoverify is
Precisely what I was doing.
Then what you've done is not chainloading, but trying to make one
boot loader boot multiple dists via multiple boot menu entries in
a single grub.conf.
core.img as the kernel to boot.
Then, because the mint 8 version of grub-mkconfig is the only one that
actually works to scan all drives and find all installs, I am copying the
mint 8 version of grub.cfg to my /boot/grub2/grub.cfg, after fixing the one
mistake that version puts into its grub.cfg file. That mistake is in
specifying the wrong path to get the initrd from.
In grub2 you can specify a different location for the initrd by this syntax:
initrd (hdx,x) initrd-version.img
And it gets the (hdx,x) wrong by pointing it back to (hd0,1) after doing a
set root=(hd3,1) 2 lines above.
For that particular install the diff is moot cuz mandriva has not yet
switched to grub2, so my existing /boot/grub/grub.conf can boot it just fine,
but the above fixes should allow me to boot it all from the 2nd menu shown.
That will be tested in the next few hours and I'll confirm or not that it all
Just Works(TM) despite the complexity in trying to describe it.
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