Redirect Grub or copy new boot

Paul Howarth paul at
Mon Mar 14 16:06:19 UTC 2005

Mark Sargent wrote:
> Paul Howarth wrote:
>> Mark Sargent wrote:
>>>> The idea to to add the "Fedora Core 3" entry to the FC2 grub.conf 
>>>> file (used by the FC2 grub installed on the MBR), where this entry 
>>>> chain-loads the FC3 grub from /dev/hda5, which has its own grub.conf 
>>>> file within /dev/hda5.
>>>> So you go through two levels of grub menus to boot FC3.
>>>> Paul.
>>> Hi All,
>>> nah, Paul, that still gives the same eror as b4. How can I direct it 
>>> to just go straight to the hda5 grub.conf to see if that will work..? 
>>> Cheers.
>> If you do that, you'll struggle to boot your FC2 system again.
>> Tell me exactly what happens when you boot up. You get your FC2 boot 
>> menu, right? It has a "Fedora Core 3" entry in it, corresponding to 
>> this grub.conf entry:
>> title Fedora Core 3
>>     rootnoverify (hd0,4)
>>     chainloader +1
>> You select "Fedora Core 3" and then you get some error?
>> Paul.
> Hi All,
> yes, happens exactly how you said it. The same error as b4,
> Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format
> At this point, Paul, I'm not even thinking of being able to boot FC2(it 
> seems stuffed anyway). Now, to boot straight to the FC3 grub.conf, I 
> have to do the following, yes..?
> grub>root (hd0,4)
>          setup (hd0)
>          quit
> If so, that gives the same error as b4 too.
> filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
> after root(hd0,4)
> Startin to really **** me off, eh. Cheers.

If it still says that then you've probably not actually fixed the 
partition table entry for hda5 by changing it from type 0x7 (HPFS/NTFS) 
to type 0x83 (Linux) in fdisk and then writing back the changes. I guess 
"fdisk -l /dev/hda5" would show this?


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