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Gave up on dual boot. My boss will not alow MBR write, he would freek if he saw it. What is the command to boot hda5 with SUSE rescue CD, ...
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- 02-16-2005 #1
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- Feb 2005
Boot to hda5 linux partion from rescue disk.
Gave up on dual boot. My boss will not alow MBR write, he would freek if he saw it.
What is the command to boot hda5 with SUSE rescue CD, I can do this OK.
Could you all tell me if this not possible so I won't waste my time.
- 02-16-2005 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
You need a Grub boot disk. If you set it up right, you will be able to pop it in, boot and get the Grub menu to select what OS to boot. I think you'll have a problem with using the rescue disk if you want to boot your installed system, because the CD will only use it's own kernels and initrd instead of the ones you set up during install. You can, however, use the CD to get into Linux (hopefully as a live CD vs. rescue mode: I don't think you can do this in rescue) and then enter 'info grub' to see how to create a Grub boot floppy so you can boot into your installed system.
If you have a Grub boot floppy, at the Grub prompt, this might get you booted:Code:
grub> root (hd0,4) grub> kernel /boot/vmlin <tab>(*see notes) ro root=/dev/hda5 grub> initrd /boot/init <tab> grub> boot/IMHO
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