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3OS boot, LM wont show. Need guidance. Help.

Postby Wozblod on Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:44 am

Ok, after countless hours and countless downloads and countless discs being burnt at 2x, I managed to frankenstein a additional cd drive to my comp (the one i had used is defective... )to boot and Install LM onto a partition on one of my HDs.

However after I rebooted, it wasnt showing on the OS list for grub. I understand i must edit its menu list however I am very cautious and unsure about the info I am putting in there. I was wondering if I may get someone's help determining not only the root ( "hdx,x" ) but also the kernal info. I direct downloaded the LD on July 29th, if that helps any. Might there be some commands I can use to determine this? I am unsure of what to do and how to do it.

I can post my menu list here and anything else if requested. *

Sorry I am unsure of what information to supply/how to supply it.
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# created by menulst_create.rb
#
default  0
timeout  5
gfxmenu (hd1,0)/boot/grub/message.dream
#
title  Dreamlinux (hdb1, mbr)
root  (hd1,0)
kernel  /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream root=/dev/hdb1 vga=791 splash=silent,fadein,theme=default console=tty1 ro quiet resume=/dev/hdb3
initrd  /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream

title  Dreamlinux (hdb1, mbr) (recovery mode)
root  (hd1,0)
kernel  /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream root=/dev/hdb1 ro quiet single
initrd  /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream

title  Dreamlinux (hdb1, mbr) (memtest)
root  (hd1,0)
kernel  /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below
title      Other operating systems:
root

title  Microsoft Windows
root  (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader  +1

title  Microsoft Windows
root  (hd0,2)
makeactive
chainloader  +1

title  Microsoft Windows
root  (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader  +1

title  Microsoft Windows
root  (hd1,1)
makeactive
chainloader  +1

title  Microsoft Windows
root  (hd1,3)
makeactive
chainloader  +1

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/hdb1 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd1,0)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
##      lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(single-user) single
# altoptions=(single-user mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title      Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream
root      (hd1,0)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream root=/dev/hdb1 ro
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream

title      Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream (single-user mode)
root      (hd1,0)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream root=/dev/hdb1 ro single
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream

title      Debian GNU/Linux, kernel memtest86+
root      (hd1,0)
kernel      /boot/memtest86+.bin

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
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Re: 3OS boot, LM wont show. Need guidance. Help.

Postby DrHu on Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:26 pm

Wozblod wrote:Ok, after countless hours and countless downloads and countless discs being burnt at 2x, I managed to frankenstein a additional cd drive to my comp (the one i had used is defective... )to boot and Install LM onto a partition on one of my HDs.

countless discs being burnt at 2x..
You must have a really old CD writer, as most do a minimum of 4x these days (within 3-5yrs old..)

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=7548
Which hard drive is Linux Mint installed to..
--you seem to have 3 windows OS installed or at least listed ; which windows OS do you use ? and version info ?
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title  Microsoft Windows
root  (hd0,0)
title  Microsoft Windows
root  (hd0,2)
title  Microsoft Windows
root  (hd1,1)
title  Microsoft Windows
root  (hd1,3)

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream
    root (hd1,0)
And where is Linux Mint 7 fitting into this scheme ?, which partition..
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