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Originally Posted by devils_casper Post the contents of /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/device.map files too. of which partition? the one with grub? or the one with Slackware?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Post the contents of /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/device.map files too.
    of which partition? the one with grub? or the one with Slackware?

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    here is the result of fdisk -l
    Code:
    /dev/sda1 250Gb
    Device      Boot    Start   End   Id
    /dev/sda1   *                         7  NTFS
    /dev/sda2                             83 Linux (ext3)
    /dev/sda3                             82 Swap
    /dev/sda4                             83 Linux (ext3)
    sda1 contains XP
    sda2 contains Ubuntu
    sda3 is the swap
    sda4 contains Slackware

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    sda4 contains Slackware
    slackware is on sda4 so it's grub entry should be
    Code:
    root (hd0,3)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-huge-smp-2.6.21.5-smp root=/dev/hdb6 ro vga=791
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    Quote Originally Posted by metguru
    of which partition? the one with grub? or the one with Slackware?
    /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/menu.lst files of Slackware.
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    sorry to bump this thread, but i haven't had time to reply until now, so here are the files:
    Code:
    fstab
    /dev/sda3        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
    /dev/sda4        /                ext3        defaults         1   1
    /dev/sda2        /usr/local       ext3        defaults         1   2
    /dev/sda1        /ntfs            ntfs        ro               1   0
    #/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,owner,ro  0   0
    /dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
    devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
    proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
    
    # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
    #            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
    #            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		10
    
    ## hiddenmenu
    # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
    #hiddenmenu
    
    # 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=UUID=1d64ffb8-b2eb-4998-bbe2-c0f83991df66 ro
    
    ## Setup crashdump menu entries
    ## e.g. crashdump=1
    # crashdump=0
    
    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd0,1)
    
    ## 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=quiet splash
    
    ## 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=(recovery) single
    # altoptions=(recovery 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		Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic
    root		(hd0,1)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=1d64ffb8-b2eb-4998-bbe2-c0f83991df66 ro quiet splash
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
    quiet
    savedefault
    
    title		Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic (recovery mode)
    root		(hd0,1)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=1d64ffb8-b2eb-4998-bbe2-c0f83991df66 ro single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
    
    title		Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic
    root		(hd0,1)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=1d64ffb8-b2eb-4998-bbe2-c0f83991df66 ro quiet splash
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic
    quiet
    savedefault
    
    title		Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (recovery mode)
    root		(hd0,1)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=1d64ffb8-b2eb-4998-bbe2-c0f83991df66 ro single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic
    
    title		Ubuntu, memtest86+
    root		(hd0,1)
    kernel		/boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet
    
    ### 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 is a test for Slackware 12
    title		Slackware, kernel-generic-2.6.21.5
    root		(hd0,3)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-huge-2.6.21.5 root=/dev/hda4 resume=/dev/hda3 ro
    #initrd		/boot/initrd.gz
    quiet
    savedefault
    
    
    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sda1
    title		Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    root		(hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader	+1
    i couldn't find a menu.lst on the slackware partition, so I posted the one off of the ubuntu partition...im not sure if you need copies of that on each partition or what.

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    Are you using Ubuntu's GRUB?
    Edit menu.lst file of Ubuntu.
    Code:
    gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    this part
    Code:
    title		Slackware, kernel-generic-2.6.21.5
    root		(hd0,3)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-huge-2.6.21.5 root=/dev/sda4 resume=/dev/sda3 ro
    #initrd		/boot/initrd.gz
    quiet
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    OK, that got it to boot into a command line login. So I logged in and typed 'startx' and got this error:

    usr/bin/startx: line 162: usr/local/bin/rm: cannot execute binary file

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    This is very strange since a clean install will not insert any binary or link to /usr/local/bin but post what you have in the startx script between the line 161 and 164 . i believe that your installation is not complete !

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