[Novalug] boot chains on FC6 ( or in general )
waltechmail at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 1 17:08:25 EST 2006
This email is a query for a little info
about grub and the boot sequence.
In short, I have been using a box for awhile, &
I recall some of the boot info. But it dawned
on me that if I forget something, how does one,
or what tool would one use to find out
what I forgot about...
Here's the box:
hde3 is active boot ( it has a * in fdisk, and a /boot )
hde5 is the actual grub menu used, and had s full RH9
including /boot at one time.
hde9 has a recently used FC3. It has a /boot, /, /everything
hde10 has a newly installed FC6. During anaconda install,
I specified the hde10 extended/logical partition to
be the boot..... ( and it wouldn't boot, obviously)
until I modified hde5 which has menu's.... hde10 has a /boot
To be more clear, /boot as well as /, and everything else
are on each of hde5, hde9 and hde10. There is a separate
/boot in hde3.
To make it boot, I edited grub.conf in hde5.
here's the questions:
How do I tell whose boot is on the MBR? MS ? grub ? lilo ?
How do I tell if I put a boot in the hde3 partition area?
How do I tell where hde5 is actually chained "from"/"to" ?
Is it possible I have a boot on the --partition-- of hde5 ? or 9 ?
how to tell ? Any tools ??
I -may- want to modify with the MBR or the hde5 to
boot hde10 --- ?? thru the extended partition boot or grub ?
note: I'm not in a bind on this... it just a q nagging me..
I haven't seen anything to use to make discovery easy.
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