[Novalug] Article on GRUB, including creating a DSL bootable USB thumb drive
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Mon Feb 5 16:14:06 EST 2007
On Mon, 5 Feb 2007, James (Jim) Darlack wrote:
> I found an interesting article on GRUB. It even details how
> to create a USB thumb drive that is bootable using Damn Small
Timely for me, as is also
but both, alas! are over my head (as things grub usually are).
Having recently failed despite much help on the fedora
general list to get my old testbed machine to connect, I wiped
the whole thing, yet again, with DBAN -- and tried again to
install CentOS on hda, with FC6 on hdb, but with more attention
to the directions on setting up grub this time.
Both installs reported success; and CentOS did a you
update as well as downloading and installing Opera, Pine, and a
couple more things.
But nano -w /etc/grub.conf has this :
GNU nano 1.2.4 File: /etc/grub.conf
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/,
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title CentOS (2.6.9-42.0.8.EL)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-42.0.8.EL ro
title CentOS-4 i386 (2.6.9-42.EL)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-42.EL ro
When I reboot and tell it to boot Fedora, I get an error.
I expect I want an entry for Fedora that looks like the
ones for CentOS -- depending on what's actually in the first
location on hda. If anything, that is. Looking with the GUI as
user, Properties gives me 0 bytes for both hda and hda1; as root,
I get this :
[root at localhost ~]# cd /dev
[root at localhost dev]# file hda
hda: block special (3/0)
[root at localhost dev]# file hda1
hda1: block special (3/1)
[root at localhost dev]#
PS : No, alas!, I haven't managed to learn vi yet ...
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck, Double Retiree,
Not Quite Clueless Linux Power User
I have precious (very precious) little idea where up is.
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