F17 vs. Pentium 4

Michael Hennebry hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu
Mon Apr 2 03:05:50 UTC 2012

On Sun, 1 Apr 2012, Michal Jaegermann wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 04:53:32PM -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> >>Is there an equivalent in grub 1?
> OK, so what do you really mean by "grub 1"?  You either have
> grub-0.97-... or grub2-1.99-... a.k.a. grub2.  I thought that by
> "grub 1" you meant the former.

The former, aka grub legacy, aka grub never known as grub2.

>> I should have been more specific.
>> I suspect that module is the grub1 equivalent of insmod,
>> but load_video, set and even linux stump me.
> Forget about stuff you do not want to bother to check in documentation.

Eventually I did manage to find them.
Sometimes this brain isn't at its best.

> Write a boot entry in configuration file of something you are using
> and that will be about it.  If you are using grub-0.97 then this
> will look somewhat of this sort (only adjust _all_ settings to your
> circumstances) and it will be in a file to which /etc/grub.conf
> is a symlink:
> title Anaconda
>   kernel (hd0,1)/boota/vmlinuz repo=hd:/dev/sda<X>:/<path_to_a_directory_with_an_iso_image>/
>   initrd (hd0,1)/boota/initrd.img

This approximately what I'd been trying to do.
This is what I'd been using to try to boot F17-alpha:
title Install Fedora17 from iso
 	root (hd0,2)
 	find   /isolinux17/vmlinuz
 	kernel /isolinux17/vmlinuz askmethod
 	find   /isolinux17/initrd.img
 	initrd /isolinux17/initrd.img

It didn't work very well trying to boot a F17 nightly live CD either:
title Install Fedora17-3-28 from iso
 	root (hd0,2)
 	find   /isolinux17-3-28/vmlinuz0
 	kernel /isolinux17-3-28/vmlinuz0 askmethod
 	find   /isolinux17-3-28/initrd0.img
 	initrd /isolinux17-3-28/initrd0.img

In neither case did adding noacpi to the kernel line help.
In both cases, the iso was a file.
I was wondering if it could be done with a live CD iso as a partition.

> If you are using some other bootloader then change all of that
> accordingly.

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
"On Monday, I'm gonna have to tell my kindergarten class,
whom I teach not to run with scissors,
that my fiance ran me through with a broadsword."  --  Lily

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