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Hi: I hava installed slackware12.2. partition: boot on /dev/sda10 / on /dev/Vg1/root I don't have installed lilo,when I want boot slackware from grub command line: kernel (hd0,9)/vmlinux-* ro root=/dev/Vg1/root boot ...
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    how to grub boot slackware12.2


    Hi:
    I hava installed slackware12.2.
    partition:
    boot on /dev/sda10
    / on /dev/Vg1/root
    I don't have installed lilo,when I want boot slackware from grub command line:
    kernel (hd0,9)/vmlinux-* ro root=/dev/Vg1/root
    boot

    it's reported an error:can't find root "Vg1/root"
    VFS:...................????

    how can I write my boot options to boot my slackware from grub???

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    You have a slackware partition on /dev/sda10 but your directing grub to mount read only /dev/Vg1/root. I'm not that familiar with grub but do you have a device identified as Vg1? Do you mean /dev/sda10/Vg1/root or /dev/sda10/root?
    Here is the manual page from grub wiki

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    I don't have installed lilo,when I want boot slackware from grub command line:
    kernel (hd0,9)/vmlinux-* ro root=/dev/Vg1/root
    boot
    --------

    shszh359:

    if syntax is messed up grub wont read: try if this will solve ---

    root (hd0,9)
    kernel /root/vmlinuz root=/dev/Vg1/root ro splash
    boot

    (Note: if your partitions is not active yet try insert command "makeactive" above --before-- "boot"

    (Also: Slack 12.2 contains grub*.tgz @ /dvd/extra directory. You must first go there and installpkg grub to your root partition then chroot to that partition at /root then issue "grub-install" this makes your root partition a kind of grub aware or grub prepared to accomodate booting process when it is pointed to by the MBR.)

    Hope this helps.

    Goodluck.

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