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  1. #1

    WinXP, SuSe 10.1 and MAC O SX


    I'm installing a triple boot system, and I have WinXP and SUSE 10.1 so far. I have uded dd to write an image of MAC OS X onto another partition which was correctly given the (AF) filesystem.

    My problem is, GRUB isn't booting it. My fdisk + GRUB config is as follows:

    sda1 Boot Primary NTFS 6341.70 (MB)
    sda5 Boot Logical Unknown (AF) 8398.02 (MB)
    sda6 Logical Linux ext3 [LINUX] 5346.44 (MB)
    sda7 Logical Linux swap / Solaris 1077.52 (MB)
    sda8 Logical W95 FAT32 18844.12 (MB)

    And my grub.conf looks like this:

    root (hd0,5)
    install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0,5) /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hd0,5)/boot/grub/menu.lst
    install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hd0,5)/boot/grub/menu.lst

    Now the more I look at that, the more I think that I might have my GRUB config (menu.lst) wrong - for the MAC partition it looks like this:

    #Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Sep 16 01:50:55 UTC 2006

    colour white/blue black/light--gray
    default 0
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title SUSE Linux 10.1
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 vga=0x314 resume=/dev/sda7 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
    title Windows
    chainloader (hd0,0)+1

    title MACOSX
    rootnoverify (hd0,5)
    chainloader +1

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- SUSE Linux 10.1
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 vga=normal showopts ide=nodma apm=off noresume nosmp noapic maxpus=0 edd=off 3
    initrd /boot/initrd

    So in the SUSE part it says root (hd0,5) so I guess that cant be right for the MAC do I work out what /dev/sda5 is in (hd0,?)????

    If sda1 is Windows, sda5 is the AF Mac partition, sda6 is the LINUX partition (SUSE) sda7 is SWAP, and sda8 is a FAT32 data drive to share between OS's...Then what should the Mac OSX partiton be when listed in menu.lst?

    rootnoverify (hd0,????????????

    I just need to get GRUB to load OSX...

    Many thanks in advance for ANY help here :o)

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    rootnoverify (hd0,????????????
    it should be rootnoverify (hd0,4)........ edit menu.lst

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  3. #3
    OK, as I was waiting for a reply, I tried (hd0,1 then 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,

    None work, but on (hd0,4) the error is:

    rootverify (hd0,4)

    Error 15: File not found

    Press any key to continue...

    Any ideas why its not finding it?! :o(

    Do I need to edit my grub.conf at all? (currently looks like:
    root (hd0,5)
    install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0,5) /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hd0,5)/boot/grub/menu.lst
    install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hd0,5)/boot/grub/menu.lst)

    Maybe it should have this line added?:

    install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0,4) /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hd0,5)/boot/grub/menu.lst

    (tried that now - no worky) :o(


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    I just installed the Acronis boot loader and it says tere's a problem with the HFS+ partition, so I'm doing it all over again....

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