problems using grub
itsme_410 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 23 02:16:09 UTC 2003
Thanks a lot! But my problem seems to exist even when I have disabled the raid
device. Any ideas as to how I can get a new bootloader?
Thanks again and best wishes!
--- Robert L Cochran <cochranb at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> If you are doing RAID1, then in your grub.conf file entry:
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2097.nptl ro root=/dev/md1
> initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2097.nptl.img
> The key parameter is passing root=/dev/md1 (or whatever your RAID device
> configuration is for the root partition of the RAIDed disks). I use RAID
> 1 with 2 hard disks, and mirror /boot and /, and never had a problem I
> couldn't fix. Sometimes it just takes a little experimentation and try,
> try again.
> Globe Trotter wrote:
> > OK, I decided to give installing Fedora Core Test3 a try on my Dell
> > 650 Dual HDD, Dual Intel Processor and have had several several frustrating
> > hours. I am in need of help!
> > First problem: I have RAID on the system. Installing with Grub meant a
> > light after grub stage 2 and precious little more. So I took off RAID
> > completely, with not much difference in results. Except that sometimes I
> > hit the escape button and then the graphical screen for booting in does
> > up. I have still been unable to reproduce this reliably enough to find a
> > pattern in this madness. It works sometimes, but then sometimes not. Can
> > someone please help me out here?
> > While installing, I was offered the choice of creating a boot diskette.
> When I
> > happily lapped up the opportunity, I was told that my kernels were far too
> > to fit in a floppy. An option to write to a CD or several diskettes would
> > really great here!
> > Also, is it possible to get into interactive startup? I have tried fixing
> > finger on "i" to no avail. Of course, the more pressing problem currently
> > how to get a reliable boot into the machine.
> > Finally, and this is very important, because I want to bring back RAID on
> > system: how do I install another bootloader? I am somewhat of a newbie but
> > adventurous (perhaps foolish) one at that, so could you please tell me what
> > have to do to bring up LILO boot as an option. Assuming of course, I can
> > into the system the next time I reboot (right now it is blinking grubbily
> at me
> > and refusing my esc carrot).
> > I understand that the grub coalition may come at me for throwing a spanner
> > their notions of enforced choice, but here I am, having read and tried all
> > posts on GRUB and RAID and whatnot but still stuck. I prefer the look of
> > but am happier with a grubbier-looking LILO which works for me....
> > Thanks and best wishes!
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