grub missing kernel...

Richard Hamilton warbirdnut at ev1.net
Thu Mar 25 06:08:45 PST 2004


Most of the examples I've seen  use Linux device names. Good reminder.

Kevin Alm wrote:

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>From: "Richard Hamilton" <warbirdnut at ev1.net>
>To: "LFS Support List" <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 9:14 PM
>Subject: Re: grub missing kernel...
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>>What happens if you try to load the kernel from the command line of
>>GRUB? Oh wait....
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>>Is this right?
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>>kernel (hd0,4)/boot/kernel
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>>I thought that the kernel line Linux device names like this:
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>>kernel /vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hda3 # or whatever your was/
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>kernel (hd0,4)/boot/kernel is an example of explicit grub syntax. You are
>giving an absolute pathname to the kernel.
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>kernel /vmlinuz is implicit, and only correct if you have a seperate /boot
>partition which is hosting the grub install. (containing the active grub
>files menu.lst, stage2 etc.) and the kernel you were booting was vmlinuz.
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>If you don't have a /boot partition, then implicitly:
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>kernel /boot/kernelname
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>and explicitly:
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>kernel (hdn,m)/boot/kernelname
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>(hdn,m) being the grub partition designation. _Important_ grub does not map
>(hdn,m) to the linux partition designators. In general, (hd0,4) does NOT =
>hda3 !   (Although in practice it might very well be so.)  hda through hdf
>are searched for hd's only, and grub drive numbers asigned for any found. As
>an example, my hd0 is hde.
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