tharbour1 wrote:I reinstalled grub from PClinuxOS live cd. Now I can boot PClinuxOS. Now mint 8 is missing from that menu list. Windows is there. I can't win for loosing. There is about to be a new release of PClinuxOS. It will have a new kernel etc. Maybe that release will fix the problem. Now I have to find a way to edit the menu.lst and put mint 8 back in there. I like it. It is a fine distro.
I can help you here as I also Multi Boot PClinuxos2009.2, Mint 8, Ubuntu Karmic and others across 2 hard drives.
First issue is that PClinuxos 2009.2 Grub can boot Mint, as long as you've not installed it as ext4 filesystem. The current
kernel on PCLOS will not recognise ext4, however if youve installed Mint on ext3 filesystems, then use grub legacy controlled
by PCLOS and edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
If you've installed Mint with ext4 file systems or (any other distro) then you need a distrribution with a recent kernel that is compiled
with ext4 support.
For me, I have Mandrake 2009.1 installed and use grub legacy from Mandrake to control the booting.
Heres, a sample of my grub legacy menu.lst
orac grub # cat menu.lst
title PCLinuxOS 2009.2
title Mint Helena
kernel (hd1,10)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=/dev/sdb11 ro quiet splash
title Mandriva 2009.1
kernel (hd1,12)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=Mandriva_2009.1 root=LABEL=Mandriva splash=silent vga=788
title Desktop BSD
title Ubuntu Karmic 9.10
kernel (hd1,4)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=3777a2e3-a664-404c-9417-5a6189967d5e ro quiet splash
As you can see from above, with grub legacy, you dont have to both with UUID names for root partitions, as long
as you know drive and partition, you can set root=/dev/sdbx etc and even slices (if you multi boot FreeBSD).
One point with grub legacy is that it starts counting partitions from zero so root(hd1,10) is actually second hard drive
partition 11, or /dev/sdb11
Other solutions (though perhaps not ideal) reinstall mint using ext3 or reiserfs (if youve used ext4) or try the solution from
look for the post y h0ffmeister
Hope that helps