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Author Topic: Grub problem and swap partition  (Read 980 times)
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« on: December 30, 2008, 03:43:40 pm »

I have installed VectorLinux on a system on which I already have
WindowsXP and LinuxMint. LinuxMint installed GRUB as bootloader.
During the installation of
Vector I have not installed LILO. Here is the partition table of my HD
Device    Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1       69759    35158221    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2          222946      232575     4853520   12  Diagnostica Compaq
/dev/sda3           69759      222945    77206027+   5  Esteso
/dev/sda5           69759       89139     9767488+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6           89139       96885     3903763+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7           96885      135645    19535008+  83  Linux
/dev/sda8          135645      174405    19535008+  83  Linux
/dev/sda9          174405      182155     3905968+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda10         182155      193781     5859472+  83  Linux
/dev/sda11         193781      222945    14699097   83  Linux

/dev/sda9 is the swap partition of Vector
/dev/sda10 is the root partition of Vector (xfs filesystem)
/dev/sda11 is the home partition of Vector (xfs filesystem)

I have tried many modifications in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file of the
Mint installation in order to add Vector but I have not been able to
make it works. The last try was as follows

title           VectorLinux
root            (hd0,4)
kernel  (hd0,9) /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/sda10
initrd          (hd0,9) /boot/initrd

Another question: is it possible to use the same swap partition for
Mint and Vector ?
Thanks in advance.
   Edie Miglio
Posts: 2504

« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 04:05:59 pm »

your root should be the partition you want to boot

title           VectorLinux
root            (hd0,9)
kernel  (hd0,9)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda10
initrd          (hd0,9)/boot/initrd

You can use the same swap partition
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