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rebbi

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Help a Vector newb with GRUB settings, please!
« on: October 15, 2009, 09:29:16 am »
Hi,

I am a newbie to Vector but not to Linux. I purchased the two-disc set  of Vector Deluxe,  6.0.

I've successfully installed Vector on a laptop that already contained Elive. I opted not to install LILO because I didn't  want to risk  messing up my GRUB installation. I do know how to edit the GRUB menu.lst  file, but I have no idea what kind of GRUB entry I need  to be able to boot Vector from GRUB. For what it's worth, I have Vector installed to hdc5 and hdc6, with hdc5 as / and hdc6 as /home. There's also a separate swap partition.

Thanks in advance for your help! ;)

uelsk8s

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Re: Help a Vector newb with GRUB settings, please!
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 10:15:46 am »
it should be something like that

 title Vector Linux
  root (2,6)
  kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdc5 ro vga=791
  initrd /boot/initrd

rebbi

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Re: Help a Vector newb with GRUB settings, please!
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 11:12:53 am »
it should be something like that

 title Vector Linux
  root (2,6)
  kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdc5 ro vga=791
  initrd /boot/initrd

root (2,6) and not (0,6)? It's an internal ide drive.

Thanks!

flip city

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Re: Help a Vector newb with GRUB settings, please!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 11:57:30 am »
Here's mine. I also use grub only.

title Vector Linux 6.0
root (hd0,5)
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.29 root=/dev/hda6 vga=791 splash=silent ro
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd
boot

where hd0=master HD and 5=partition

Important Note: Linux starts counting from 0 not 1. So if vector is on the 6th partition, it will be read as 5.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2009, 12:01:42 pm by flip city »

rebbi

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Re: Help a Vector newb with GRUB settings, please!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 05:39:28 pm »
Here's mine. I also use grub only.

title Vector Linux 6.0
root (hd0,5)
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.29 root=/dev/hda6 vga=791 splash=silent ro
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd
boot

where hd0=master HD and 5=partition

Important Note: Linux starts counting from 0 not 1. So if vector is on the 6th partition, it will be read as 5.

For what it's worth, after a lot of tinkering and head scratching, here's what worked for me:

title Vector Linux 6.0
root (hd0,4)
kernel  /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.12 root=/dev/hdc5 vga=791 splash=silent ro
initrd /boot/initrd
boot

Thanks for the help!!