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When I installed Mandriva I reconfigured to /boot/grub/menu.lst.example file by copying from my Debian's menu.lst. But Debian is not added boot options in mandriva's grub when I reboot. Then configured ...
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    Grub problem for Mandriva


    When I installed Mandriva I reconfigured to /boot/grub/menu.lst.example file by copying from my Debian's menu.lst. But Debian is not added boot options in mandriva's grub when I reboot. Then configured /etc/lilo.conf too. But again I couldn't see Debian at my boot options.

    After all I installed Debian cd to cdrom and rescue my system. Reinstalled Debian's grub. Then configured menu.lst. Well I see Mandriva. But only I can see I can't boot. At mandriva grub it configured as (hd0,4) on hda1
    I copied these are samely but didn't worked.

    My partion table is as follow and using Mandriva 2006

    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    | hda1 Mandriva root | hda 5 mandriva /home | hda 6 swap |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    | hda 2 Debian root | hda 4 Debian /home |
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

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    pos the contents of Debian's menu.lst file and filenames of files stored in Mandirva's /boot folder.
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    sorry so late

    There is not net connection at my home This is my debs menu.lst


    # menu.lst - See: grub(, info grub, update-grub(
    # grub-install(, grub-floppy(,
    # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    # and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default 0

    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout 5

    # Pretty colours
    color cyan/blue white/blue

    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    # password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret

    #
    # examples
    #
    # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader +1
    #
    # title Linux
    # root (hd0,1)
    # kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #

    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
    # kopt=root=/dev/hda3 ro

    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd0,2)

    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ## alternative=false
    # alternative=true

    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ## lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false

    ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
    ## alternatives
    ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
    # defoptions=

    ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockold=false
    ## lockold=true
    # lockold=false

    ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenhopt=

    ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenkopt=console=tty0

    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ## altoptions=(single-user) single
    # altoptions=(single-user mode) single

    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ## howmany=7
    # howmany=all

    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ## memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true

    ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
    ## can be true or false
    # updatedefaultentry=false

    ## ## End Default Options ##

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-3-686
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-3-686 root=/dev/hda3 ro
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-3-686
    savedefault

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-3-686 (single-user mode)
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-3-686 root=/dev/hda3 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-3-686
    savedefault

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title Other operating systems:
    root


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/hda1.
    title Mandriva 2006 with 2.6.20 kernel (on /dev/hda1)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel (hd0,1)/vmlinuz-2.6.11-8mdk root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda1
    initrd (hd0,1)/initrd-2.6.11-8mdk.img

    title Mandriva 2006 with 2.6.20 kernel (on /dev/hda1)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel (hd0,4)/vmlinuz-2.6.20 root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda1
    initrd (hd0,4)/initrd-2.6.20

    title 2611-8
    kernel (hd0,4)/vmlinuz-2.6.11-8mdk root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda1
    initrd (hd0,4)/initrd-2.6.11-8mdk.img

    title 2620
    kernel (hd0,4)/vmlinuz-2.6.20 root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda1
    initrd (hd0,4)/initrd-2.6.20img

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    these are files inside mandrive /boot directory


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    title Mandriva 2006 with 2.6.20 kernel (on /dev/hda1)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel (hd0,1)/vmlinuz-2.6.11-8mdk root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda1
    initrd (hd0,1)/initrd-2.6.11-8mdk.img
    hda6 is swap paritition therefore resume device should be /dev/hda6.
    edit menu.lst file and set resume=/dev/hda6 under title Mandriva.
    if it doesn't work, post the output of 'fdisk -l' command.
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    This mandriva grub directory content. There isn't menu.list but menu.list.example
    When I configured it nothing change at mandriva's grub


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    kernel (hd0,1)/vmlinuz-2.6.11-8mdk root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda1
    there isn't any 2.6.11-8 file in Mandriva's boot folder.
    latest kernel version is 2.6.20.
    edit this part
    Code:
    title Mandriva 2006 with 2.6.20 kernel (on /dev/hda1)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel (hd0,4)/vmlinuz-2.6.20 root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda6
    initrd (hd0,4)/initrd-2.6.20
    select "Mandriva 2006 with 2.6.20 kernel" in GRUB screen and post exact error message if any.

    EDIT: put # before first title Mandriva lines.
    Code:
    #title Mandriva 2006 with 2.6.20 kernel (on /dev/hda1)
    #root (hd0,1)
    #kernel (hd0,1)/vmlinuz-2.6.11-8mdk root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda1
    #initrd (hd0,1)/initrd-2.6.11-8mdk.img
    Last edited by devils casper; 03-23-2007 at 07:35 AM.
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    Thank you very much for your help. I will try it when I reach to home

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    result;
    -----------------------------------------------------
    |.....error no: 15...........|
    |
    | file not found
    |
    | press any key to continue
    ------------------------------------------------------
    (when pressed turns to grub menu )

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    which title did you select in GRUB menu?
    this code should work
    Code:
    title Mandriva 2006 with 2.6.20 kernel (on /dev/hda1)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel (hd0,4)/vmlinuz-2.6.20 root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda6
    initrd (hd0,4)/initrd-2.6.20
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