Please help me with my multibooting catastrophe. GRUB went bad somehow.
I'm multibooting and something has changed about disk order in GRUB, I think, help...
I am multibooting with GRUB several Linux distros and Win XP. For a reason that I can't figure out, almost all of the distros on two of my disks (I am using three currently which are partitioned for Linux) have quit booting from GRUB.
Following is my GRUB menu.lst from the MBR.
/dev/hda or hd0 will boot
/dev/hde or hd1 won't boot any distro other than Zenlinux (from the Scientific Linux entry?!?!?!?)
/dev/hdg or hd2 won't boot any distro
**** What is odd is that a few of the distros on hd1 try to boot the distros of hd2. That is why I wonder if something has changed about how GRUB sees the disk order. The disk order has not changed in the BIOS. I had a couple of difficult to multiboot distros such as aLinux and Linspire installed. I formatted those partitions (as a first step in trying to fix this) so they are no longer on the system, the menu.lst reflects that. I really don't know what screwed the system up. The only things I did after the last time that I know that it worked properly and booted every Linux are: 1. used synaptic to install a i686 kernel for PCLinuxOS (on the menu.lst), installed aLinux and MyahOS on the now vacant hdi (hd3). I removed MyahOS and aLinux form hd3 as my first step in trying to fix all of this. I am chainloading all of the distros except PCLinuxOS as you can see from the GRUB menu.lst. I will make notes to the side about what is gong on when I try to boot the distros and which bootloader the distro uses.
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title PCLinuxOS LiveCD Kernel GRUB, boots
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz-188.8.131.52.tex1.lve root=/dev/hda2 splash=silent vga=788
title PCLinuxOS i686 kernel GRUB, boots
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz-184.108.40.206.tex1 root=/dev/hda2 splash=silent vga=788
title Windows_XP boots
title Suse 10.1 GRUB, boots
title Ubuntu GRUB, boots
title Blag GRUB, boots
title Mepis GRUB, boots
title elive GRUB, boots
title Freespire GRUB, boots
title Momonga GRUB, error 15
title Frugalware GRUB, tries to boot VLOS on (hd2,5) but gets error 15
title KateOS Lilo, tries to boot Vine on (hd2,6) but gets error 15
title Scientific Linux GRUB, boots Zenwalk on (hd2,7) successfully ?!?!?!?
title Sabayon GRUB, error 22
title SAM cl GRUB, (I think) tries to boot Kororaa on (hd2,9)
title CentOS GRUB prompt
title Mandriva GRUB, error 15. Listed as ext2fs and I installed as ReiserFS
title VLOS GRUB, error 15
title Vine GRUB, error 15
title Zen lilo (I think), error 13
title Fox GRUB, error 13
title Kororaa GRUB, error 13