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lxfriend
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Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by lxfriend »

I recently installed Helena 8 "side by side" with a previously running pclos. In the boot menu there are 2 references to Mint and one ref. to Linux on sda1.When I click on the latter, which I presume is pclos, I get the following error message:

[Linux-bz image, setup=0x3000, size=0x1b47f0]
vga=788 is deprecated. Use set gfxpayload=800x600x16, 800x600
before Linux command instead
error: no such partition
Press any key......

Mint is running very well, but I can't get to the PCLOS, which previously was also running very well.Sony Vaio, 100 gig HD, 1gig RAM. I have no experience with Grub 2, which might be involved here?
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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by remoulder »

Could you please download and run the boot info script to give us a better idea of what you have and where.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by lxfriend »

Thanks, I'm afraid I might have bitten off more than I can digest! I ran the downloaded program right from the download directory and am at a loss as to how to interpret it all. Should I post the whole result and how do I do it?
Thx
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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

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I notice now that I have to run boot info script in the command line as root. But every time I try I get "no such file or directory". Am I doing something obviously wrong?

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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

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I got the txt file, but I am not allowed to attach it. Need some help at least on that

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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by remoulder »

lxfriend wrote:I got the txt file, but I am not allowed to attach i
Sorry for lack of response, was replying to you last night when power went off so gave up and went to bed. :roll:

To answer your question above, just copy and paste the contents here.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by outdoorart »

I'm very interested in how this turns out. I really want to try Mint (esp. 64 bit). I'm currently running PCLinuxOS and actually love it, just no 64 bit version. I don't want to trash it.

I assume that this bug:
Installations with separate /boot partition
If there is a previously existing Ubuntu (or other Linux) installation and the new one gets installed side by side (with e. g. using the "auto-resize" option), the previous installation will not start from the boot menu. This is due to wrong settings in the generated /boot/grub/grub.cfg. A fix for this issue will be provided in a post-release update immediately after the Ubuntu 9.10 release. (462961)


https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/462961

has been fixed. Not sure how long it takes for ubuntu patches to make it to mint (especially the community editions - I'd love to give the 64 bit kde one a whirl).
Art
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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by lxfriend »

I got myself into a kind of box. I panicked last night and used one of my pclos LiveCDs to redo the MBR which of course brought PCLOS back but let Mint disappear. I tried to fool around with the menu.lst but did not succeed getting Mint to work. It is of course still on my laptop but when I tried to find the Results.txt it returned "invalid file system". Is there a "proper way" to install Mint side by side with another Linux or is the ext4 and Grub2 the main problem. I have never dual booted two Linux systems. I'd be willing to try it again.

thanks
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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by Leppie »

to restore grub2, boot off the Mint livecd. then in a terminal run these commands:

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sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt  ##replace sdaX with the Mint partition
sudo grub-install --recheck --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda
replace the sdaX part with the actual partition of your Mint install. note that in the 2nd line is /dev/sda, this is not a typo.

to run the boot info script, cd into the directory where you saved the script and issue this command:

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sudo bash ./boot_info_script*.sh
you could try to see if fdisk is able to detect errors once you've booted into Mint again:

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sudo fdisk /dev/sda
press "p" to list all the partitions. if fdisk doesn't prompt you that errors were found, press "q" to exit.
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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by lxfriend »

OK Leppie,
I followed your instructions

/home/eb/Downloads/RESULTS.txt

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #7 for /boot/grub.

sda1: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: PCLinuxOS release 2010
(PCLinuxOS) for i586 Kernel 2.6.26.8.tex3 on an i686 /
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda2: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:

sda6: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sda7: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Linux Mint 8 Helena - Main
Edition
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda8: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders, total 195371568 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00030dea

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 63 25,189,919 25,189,857 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 25,189,920 195,366,464 170,176,545 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 25,189,983 33,367,004 8,177,022 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 33,367,068 113,547,419 80,180,352 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 113,547,483 191,912,489 78,365,007 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 191,912,553 195,366,464 3,453,912 82 Linux swap / Solaris


blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/sda1 547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb ext3
/dev/sda5 f2e74a61-4374-431c-8bf8-a2889ac56aa6 swap
/dev/sda6 ac83a2a9-337d-4996-a3b1-670e13d184b6 ext3
/dev/sda7 178b260a-e2e5-4404-807f-208e2af7701b ext4
/dev/sda8 41068c71-003b-4c1e-9707-98284a570514 swap

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/sda7 / ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)


=========================== sda1/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

timeout 10
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/gfxmenu
default 0

title linux
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb acpi=on resume=UUID=f2e74a61-4374-431c-8bf8-a2889ac56aa6 splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img

title linux-nonfb
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=UUID=547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb acpi=on resume=UUID=f2e74a61-4374-431c-8bf8-a2889ac56aa6
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img

title failsafe
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=UUID=547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb failsafe acpi=on
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img

=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# Entry for /dev/hda1 :
UUID=547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb / ext3 defaults 1 1
# Entry for /dev/hda6 :
UUID=ac83a2a9-337d-4996-a3b1-670e13d184b6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/hda5 :
UUID=f2e74a61-4374-431c-8bf8-a2889ac56aa6 swap swap defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0

=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


5.5GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
5.4GB: boot/grub/stage2
5.4GB: boot/initrd-2.6.26.8.tex3.img
5.4GB: boot/initrd.img
5.4GB: boot/vmlinuz
5.4GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26.8.tex3

=========================== sda7/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s /boot/grub/grubenv ]; then
have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ ${prev_saved_entry} ]; then
saved_entry=${prev_saved_entry}
save_env saved_entry
prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
fi
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,7)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 178b260a-e2e5-4404-807f-208e2af7701b
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
insmod gfxterm
insmod vbe
if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
# For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
# understand terminal_output
terminal gfxterm
fi
fi
if [ ${recordfail} = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/white
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,7)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 178b260a-e2e5-4404-807f-208e2af7701b
insmod png
if background_image /boot/grub/linuxmint.png ; then
set color_normal=white/black
set color_highlight=white/light-gray
else
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry "Linux Mint 8 Helena, linux 2.6.31-14-generic (/dev/sda7)" {
recordfail=1
if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi
set quiet=1
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,7)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 178b260a-e2e5-4404-807f-208e2af7701b
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=178b260a-e2e5-4404-807f-208e2af7701b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
}
menuentry "Linux Mint 8 Helena, linux 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)" {
recordfail=1
if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,7)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 178b260a-e2e5-4404-807f-208e2af7701b
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=178b260a-e2e5-4404-807f-208e2af7701b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "linux (on /dev/sda1)" {
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,1)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb
linux /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb acpi=on resume=UUID=f2e74a61-4374-431c-8bf8-a2889ac56aa6 splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img
}
menuentry "linux-nonfb (on /dev/sda1)" {
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,1)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb
linux /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=UUID=547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb acpi=on resume=UUID=f2e74a61-4374-431c-8bf8-a2889ac56aa6
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img
}
menuentry "failsafe (on /dev/sda1)" {
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,1)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb
linux /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=UUID=547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb failsafe acpi=on
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

=============================== sda7/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=178b260a-e2e5-4404-807f-208e2af7701b / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda8 during installation
UUID=41068c71-003b-4c1e-9707-98284a570514 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

=================== sda7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


61.6GB: boot/grub/core.img
58.8GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
58.8GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
58.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic
58.8GB: initrd.img
58.8GB: vmlinuz
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown BootLoader on sda5

00000000 19 f4 d1 d6 e6 14 0d 86 0a d4 e0 b7 f8 90 86 3d |...............=|
00000010 62 9f 96 ab 4a fd 77 c2 54 11 9e 15 e1 49 11 82 |b...J.w.T....I..|
00000020 76 d0 16 be f4 03 9f 34 a5 db f7 9a d2 49 9b 4d |v......4.....I.M|
00000030 79 f7 06 43 77 9c 1a 49 53 95 c7 78 8e c1 b7 ed |y..Cw..IS..x....|
00000040 cb b5 87 8c 17 21 5c 2f 8d 99 65 b7 e8 db df f0 |.....!\/..e.....|
00000050 70 97 b8 3b fa bb e4 ac 0d 21 06 0e 90 e3 b0 9b |p..;.....!......|
00000060 5c 68 62 13 e1 0d 5d 10 98 d2 59 d8 4a 8c 9e da |\hb...]...Y.J...|
00000070 1e 27 9d e6 64 6d 94 8b ee 39 18 7f f4 72 8a 5c |.'..dm...9...r.\|
00000080 ed 23 d3 9d 25 01 5f b2 b7 94 47 63 d5 31 bf 31 |.#..%._...Gc.1.1|
00000090 12 7b bc 94 78 a3 f6 24 a2 3f ea 2b b5 34 e9 e4 |.{..x..$.?.+.4..|
000000a0 72 f8 63 8a 5d 8e 17 e5 67 3b da 55 96 07 28 fa |r.c.]...g;.U..(.|
000000b0 a3 23 99 a6 19 d5 2e c9 93 48 79 7f 78 d2 a8 33 |.#.......Hy.x..3|
000000c0 9a 45 db 85 34 43 f8 7f 9a 02 9f 36 79 74 de 2b |.E..4C.....6yt.+|
000000d0 c4 37 cb 95 83 42 b7 54 9b e9 91 d9 47 74 5d ff |.7...B.T....Gt].|
000000e0 01 d1 41 66 cd 69 1e 79 58 b2 1b 9b 84 39 53 4f |..Af.i.yX....9SO|
000000f0 f5 d0 4c 27 f7 f7 d0 12 a7 40 db 60 d0 79 d4 25 |..L'.....@.`.y.%|
00000100 48 0f dd 71 a6 6a 10 af 73 cb 1f c9 b6 1d d7 53 |H..q.j..s......S|
00000110 7b 08 76 d0 47 bc d4 8d 95 2a 76 b3 9b 4e eb 95 |{.v.G....*v..N..|
00000120 af b9 45 ef cb f4 c8 f9 ee 22 8f dc e9 98 ee a1 |..E......"......|
00000130 73 86 1c de 5f 35 78 9b 47 86 6f 82 47 46 fc 35 |s..._5x.G.o.GF.5|
00000140 b9 63 5d 0c f1 c3 26 0f f0 c0 14 2e 05 ce 11 47 |.c]...&........G|
00000150 09 f0 4f 39 1d f8 f6 77 57 15 a4 d3 df cd 48 79 |..O9...wW.....Hy|
00000160 98 9b 77 79 68 8c 9b 0f 7a 82 2e ae f5 12 5c b4 |..wyh...z.....\.|
00000170 8d 9b 62 e5 1e 27 7a a7 7c 52 f0 4e e2 90 90 16 |..b..'z.|R.N....|
00000180 5d 99 3b 53 0d 79 83 17 2f 1e fe 46 3c 4e 7c fd |].;S.y../..F<N|.|
00000190 a3 a1 44 c8 61 a7 4d 72 3d 6d 34 50 f7 61 e5 4e |..D.a.Mr=m4P.a.N|
000001a0 40 6b fe 90 da 23 fe 4f 5b 63 fa 26 6a ac d2 50 |@k...#.O[c.&j..P|
000001b0 e6 c8 cc 78 0c f1 1b 5a 68 40 cb 55 8f 04 ed f1 |...x...Zh@.U....|
000001c0 61 3a 2d 52 4f 98 57 88 e4 ae c6 00 42 4f 98 2b |a:-RO.W.....BO.+|
000001d0 4a 52 dd f8 b6 46 3f 69 af fe 2c b6 39 f7 d7 e5 |JR...F?i..,.9...|
000001e0 e5 a9 9c ed c8 ea 12 9a 5b 4d 19 d6 49 0f ad ec |........[M..I...|
000001f0 3c db cc 5c a9 fd 37 82 0e 8f 56 95 03 c5 4d e2 |<..\..7...V...M.|
00000200

How do I get PCLOS to show up? I'll check back in the morning thanx, lxfriend
Leppie

Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by Leppie »

the problem is the following line in your pclos entry:

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initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img
in grub2 partition count starts at 1, so hd0,0 doesn't exist.
i'd say the easiest thing to do would be to boot into pclos by selecting pclos in the grub2 menu at boot and pressing "e" to edit the entry.
scroll to the line starting with "initrd" and remove the "(hd0,0)" part so the line looks like this:

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initrd /boot/initrd.img
then press CTRL+x to boot into pclos. in pclos, completely remove grub.
reboot into Mint and regenerate your grub.cfg:

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sudo upate-grub
you can have only 1 boot loader installed in your mbr at a time, so having grub legacy in pclos and grub2 in Mint doesn't really help you.
removing grub legacy from pclos, should not change anything else on your system.


alternatively you could create a custom script for pclos. copy the 40_custom script and open it with a text editor:

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sudo cp /etc/grub.d/40_custom /etc/grub.d/15_pclos
gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/15_pclos
then modify the file like this:

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#!/bin/sh
exec tail -n +3 $0
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.

menuentry "linux (on /dev/sda1)" {
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,1)
set gfxpayload=800x600
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb
linux /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb acpi=on resume=UUID=f2e74a61-4374-431c-8bf8-a2889ac56aa6 splash=silent
initrd /boot/initrd.img
}
then remove the executable bit from the 30_os-prober script and regenerate your grub.cfg:

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sudo chmod a-x /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober
sudo update-grub
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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by lxfriend »

Thanks Leppie,
you got to give me some time on this. I really want to understand what I am doing and will be back later.

lxfriend
Leppie

Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by Leppie »

sure, take your time. let me know how it's progressing ;)
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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by lxfriend »

Leppie I used your first approach, booted into Pclos but removed grub as superuser only to the extent that I renamed it to Grub.old. Then went back to Mint and restored grub es suggested. There were no error messages. I was pretty excited when I finally had a good looking grub menu when I turned the machine on again. I chose to boot into PCLOS, but that process fizzles out into kernel panic like so:

md: ...autorun DONE.
VFS: Cannot open root device "sda1" or unknown-block (0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions:
0300 97685784 hda driver: ide-disk
0301 12594928 hda1
0302 1 hda2
0305 4088511 hda5
0306 40090176 hda6
0307 39182503 hda7
0308 1726596 hda8
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

=============
Edit: After I went through your process, I did another boot_info_script run in case you need to look at it. lxfriend
Last edited by lxfriend on Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Leppie

Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by Leppie »

from the error it looks as if pclos cannot boot without the partition indication for initrd.
try the 15_pclos file like this:

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#!/bin/sh
exec tail -n +3 $0
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.

menuentry "linux (on /dev/sda1)" {
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,1)
set gfxpayload=800x600
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 547bf3e0-34ee-48ec-aea6-8d309a9daddb
linux /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=LABEL=PCLOS/ acpi=on resume=UUID=f2e74a61-4374-431c-8bf8-a2889ac56aa6 splash=silent
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img
}
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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by lxfriend »

Just did that, but the same Kernel panic ensued.....

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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by StanTheMan »

My experience is that neither PCLinuxOS nor Mandriva 2010 will boot from a grub2 bootloader , but they will boot from a grub legacy bootloader.
Also a grub legacy bootloader such as in Mint Felicia will not boot any grub2 system.
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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

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StantheMan, that does not sound very hopeful, but I will hang around for a few more days

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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

Post by Leppie »

you could try to install grub legacy to the boot sector of sda1 and then chain load it from grub2.
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Re: Problem with dual boot mint/pclos

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Ok, according to my latest RESULTS.txt grub2 is installed in the mbr of /dev/sda Are you saying I should change my renamed GRUB.old back into GRUB and then put a chainloading stanza in grub2? What should that look like? Just please tell me if you are getting tired of this exchange :?

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