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Author Topic: Grub commands for booting Vector  (Read 2668 times)

toothandnail

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Grub commands for booting Vector
« on: November 05, 2007, 01:33:15 am »

I've got the most recent Vector 5.9 beta installed. Since I already had several Linux distributions installed on the machine, I simply added my own section to /grub/menu.lst on the original distribution. I'm using this:

title Vector Linux 5.9 beta2.8
root (hd0,11)
kernel (hd0,11)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.9 root=/dev/hda12 vga=791 quiet
initrd (hd0,11)/boot/initrd
boot

Can anyone provide me with a normal Vector entry for Grub, as generated by the install? I'm just interested to know if there is anything else I should be using...

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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 07:46:18 am »

here is one of my grub listings

    title Vector hdb9
    root (hd1,8)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb9 vga=0x317 splash=silent ro
    initrd /boot/initrd

HIH,
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007, 12:29:20 am »

here is one of my grub listings

    title Vector hdb9
    root (hd1,8)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb9 vga=0x317 splash=silent ro
    initrd /boot/initrd

 ;D Thanks. Now I get to see the Vector splash screen....

paul
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2007, 02:24:17 pm »

I just installed the VL-5.9-Gold via vinstall-iso, starting from my Ubuntu.

This is what I've put in Grub:

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title Ubuntu 7.10 (sda7)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=de6297ca-df37-4936-9ecb-01e77dc28483 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
quiet

title Vectorlinux 5.9 (sda6)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.14 root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x317 splash=silent ro
initrd /boot/initrd

Now Ubuntu just works fine, but when I try to compleet my install/startup for the first time my new Vectorlinux, it stops and tells me: "The root file-system /dev/sda6 is read only" then I'm dropped at the commandline to fix the problem... Can't seem to figure out why it's read only... :(
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2007, 03:27:48 pm »

im not sure why its not being remounted rw. you can try changing your grub kernel line from ro to rw
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.14 root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x317 splash=silent ro
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.14 root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x317 splash=silent rw

it should work but may give an error at boot
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2007, 06:23:44 am »

Hi Uelsk8s, yes it does work and indeed, it gives me an error at boot time which says: it's allready mounted read-write, add to read-only option to your lilo... really bizar behaviour don't you think? :p
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007, 07:33:04 am »

yes I do  ???
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007, 11:02:00 am »

Just found this thread and I am in the situation that I have other distros installed and I am therefore using the Ubuntu grub installation for the time being (will be moving permanently to VL soon  :) ). I have no problem booting VL at all but I am curious about the final line: initrd /boot/initrd. I do not have this and everything runs fine. Is there a good reason to change things and start using the initrd?
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2007, 11:20:44 am »

the "initrd      /boot/initrd" line is only good for bootsplash, that is the initrd file only contains bootsplash images.
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2007, 12:20:13 pm »

Hi Birdman, can you post me your grub menu.lst please? Then I can have a look if it has ro or rw. With read and write it boots fine, but stops to tell me it has to be read-only. And with read-only it wont boot at all. Is it possible my Grub problem has something to do with my vinstall-iso started from a running Ubuntu? Just a thougt...
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2007, 03:14:27 pm »

No probs Freeman:
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title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root (hd1,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=d3053362-e4fc-455b-bdd0-d9cd9f6f5435 ro quiet splash acpi=off
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
quiet

# linux installation on /dev/sda5.
title Vector Linux
root (hd1,0)
kernel /VL/vmlinuz-2.6.22.14 root=/dev/hda5 ro
savedefault
boot
This is the critical Ubuntu and VL stuff. I have other distros and WinXP that is not relevant. Just to explain, I have the root file system for Ubuntu on one partition, including /boot. I have moved my VL /boot directory onto a separate partition that I use as a "master boot" area. The VL stuff is in its own dir, /VL/. I hope that makes sense.

Am I missing any of the action with the boot splash? I quite like to see all the stuff scrolling by on the screen so that I can see what's going on.
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2007, 04:43:32 am »

Thx Birdman! Your lines are also read-only.. hmmm.. gues it has something to do with the vinstall-iso. Can't seem to figure it out, have tried a dozen of combinations, but none work without interrupting the bootprocess...
By the way, the bootsplashimage looks nicer then the crowdy pinguis from the previous builds. Just my toughts.
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Re: Grub commands for booting Vector
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2007, 05:14:03 am »

Today I got myself a new bunch of empty discs and wrote the new VL-5.9 were it belongs > on CD :) Guess, guess, my GRUB problem went away. So it has something to do when using vinstall-iso, because now I don't get an error anymore. So me verry happy now!!! :D :D :D
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