hi...

am a windows user and newbie to linux...
i have successfully installed various linux on my vmware (pclinuxos, ubuntu, linuxmint and vectorlinux)...
what am trying to do is to combine all distros above under one dvd...here is my dvd structure, i am using grub...
Code:
/
|
boot/grub/menu.lst
|              /menub.lst
|              /menum.lst
|              /menup.lst
|              /menuv.lst
/LMint/
/PCLinux/
/Ubuntu/
/Vector/
/boot.catalog
linuxmint and ubuntu boots up, but stop after loading logo and shows messages...
Code:
Booting '1. Start Linux Mint'
kernel /LMint/casper/vmlinuz .........quiet splash --
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x3000, size=0x353cd0]
initrd=/LMint/casper/initrd.gz
[Linux-initrd @ 0x1f871000, 0x76eb93 bytes]

[ 3.036570] IO APIC resources could not be allocated.
Loading, please wait...

BusyBox v1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.10.2-2ubuntu7) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs)_
Code:
Booting '1. Try ubuntu without any changes to your computer'
kernel /Ubuntu/casper/vmlinuz .........quiet splash --
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x3000, size=0x353cd0]
initrd=/Ubuntu/casper/initrd.gz
[Linux-initrd @ 0x1f871000, 0x763993 bytes]

[ 2.842963] IO APIC resources could not be allocated.
Loading, please wait...

BusyBox v1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.10.2-2ubuntu7) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs)_
here is my linuxmint and ubuntu boot options...menum.lst...
Code:
default 0
timeout 30
splashimage /boot/grub/lmint.xpm.gz
foreground = bdbbc1
background = 608d2a

title ******* LINUX MINT 7 GLORIA-FROM FREEDOM CAME ELEGANCE *******
cat /boot/grub/null.txt

title 1. Start Linux Mint
kernel /LMint/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/LMint/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper quiet splash -- 
initrd=/LMint/casper/initrd.gz

title 2. Start Linux Mint (Compatibility Mode)
kernel /LMint/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/LMint/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper xforcevesa ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll --
initrd=/LMint/casper/initrd.gz

title 3. Start the installer only
kernel /LMint/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/LMint/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash --
initrd=/LMint/casper/initrd.gz 

title 4. Check the integrity of the CD
kernel /LMint/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper integrity-check quiet splash --
initrd=/LMint/casper/initrd.gz

title 5. MAIN MENU
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst
menub.lst...
Code:
default 0
timeout 30
splashimage /boot/grub/ubuntu.xpm.gz
foreground = a80000
background = c24e01

title ******* UBUNTU 9.04-LINUX FOR HUMAN BEINGS *******
cat /boot/grub/null.txt

title 1. Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer
kernel /Ubuntu/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/Ubuntu/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
initrd=/Ubuntu/casper/initrd.gz

title 2. Install Ubuntu
kernel /Ubuntu/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/Ubuntu/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash --
initrd=/Ubuntu/casper/initrd.gz 

title 3. Check disc for defects
kernel /Ubuntu/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper integrity-check quiet splash --
initrd=/Ubuntu/casper/initrd.gz

title 4. MAIN MENU
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst
vectorlinux boot up until installation window, but shows message...
Code:
Unable to locate any installable media.
Setup was unable to find any installable media on your system. Please insert your VectorLinux
installation CD and click 'Search Again' to try again.
here is the vectorlinux boot options...menuv.lst...
Code:
default 0
timeout 30
splashimage /boot/grub/vector.xpm.gz
foreground = 00ff00
background = 2d3ed2

title ***** VECTORLINUX 6.0 STD GOLD-WHEN CHOICE MATTERS *****
cat /boot/grub/null.txt

title 1. GUI Full Mode
kernel /Vector/isolinux/kernel/sata vga=791 splash=silent load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=75000 rw root=/dev/ram
initrd=/Vector/isolinux/init.gz

title 2. GUI Verbose Mode
kernel /Vector/isolinux/kernel/sata vga=791 splash=verbose load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=75000 rw root=/dev/ram
initrd=/Vector/isolinux/init.gz

title 3. Linux Mode
kernel /Vector/isolinux/kernel/sata load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=18000 rw root=/dev/ram
initrd=/Vector/isolinux/initrd.img

title 4. MAIN MENU
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst
only pclinuxos can boot and install properly...

if i put all distros together under dvd root (but only three distros, because ubuntu and linuxmint will replace each other), it can boot and load properly

i would be very thankful if someone could give me a solution of what to edit and how ...and also help me adding boot to DOS command and what DOS should i use, freeDOS or win98 DOS?