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  1. #1

    Another Grub problem .. I think?

    I am totally new with gentoo, i have succesfull installed , and compiled kernel (genkernel). The problem is, when reboot, I can boot with XP but I have a blanc screen if I choose gentoo

    I have gentoo and XP on my hp pavilion ze4115. My hd set is:
    hda1: hybernate
    hda2: XP
    hda3: swap
    hda5: boot
    hda6: root

    this is my Grub.conf:

    default 1
    timeout 30

    title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.7-r11
    root (hd0,4)

    kernel /kernel-2.6.7-gentoo-r11 root=dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hda5 vga=791

    initrd /initrd-2.6.7-gentoo-r11

    #dual-boot XP
    title=Window XP
    root (hd0,1)
    chainloader = +1

    by the way, I use stage3.

    Could somebody please help me, why I can not boot gentoo, while my XP work fine?

  2. #2
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    May 2004
    I think your "kernel" line should point to real_root=/dev/hda6. No harm in trying it:

    When you get the GRUB splash screen, hit an up or down key to stop the coutdown clock so you can read the instructions. Select Gentoo with the up/dn keys and the hit e to edit. Down key to select the kernel line, e to edit and then make the change. Enter to accept, enter again to boot (all of this is in the instructions which you will see).

    The editing is good only for the one boot, so the change is not permanent. If all works, you can edit your grub.conf file to make it permanent.

    I don't know about te "vga=791" part. You might want to Google it.
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    Apr 2003
    Quote Originally Posted by drakebasher
    I don't know about te "vga=791" part. You might want to Google it.
    The vga= part is the oldschool way to select your color depth and resolution for framebuffer. Now you're supposed to define your modes in /etc/fb.modes and select them using:

    Where you replace radeonfb with your framebuffer driver (usually vesa) and the 1024...24 with your mode.
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