Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Dmitri Pogosyan <pogosyan@×××××××××××××.ca>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] initrd
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 18:11:17
Message-Id: 200510301807.j9UI7o525531@webmail.phys.ualberta.ca
> I've been using gentoo for 3 yrs now and using a grub.conf exactly as follows > for all that time. It has <never> failed to work. I did not create > the /boot dir with mkdir, that was done when I cp'd my bzImage > from /usr/src/linux/arch/x86_64/boot/bzImage to /boot, and I did it that way > because that's how the docs said to do it. > > tbill@Shooter ~ $ cat /boot/grub/grub.conf > default 0 > timeout 10 > splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz > > title=Gentoo (linux kernel 2.6.11-gentoo-r10) > root (hd0,0) > kernel (hd0,0)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/sda1 > > If you, when you installed gentoo in the first place, placed /boot in its own > partition, then anything you copy to that partition is going to start with > "/boot...". How else are you going to tell the kernel to copy something to > the boot partition when /boot is all you've mounted there? If you, as root, > tell the system to mount the partition where you've installed grub.conf, how > else do you specify it except as "mount /boot". I don't mean to belabor the > point, but.... > > So tell grub to look on "(hd0,0)/boot/bzImage" for the kernel to boot, > only,since you don't have a bzImage but a genkernel, change it accordingly: > (hd0,0)/boot/genkernel-*. I assure you that this <does not> "stop your > system from booting fully." > > Also, since you're getting error code 15, what you have in /etc/fstab is > completely immaterial. Grub can't even find your kernel, and grub's interest > stops at finding the kernel, so take care of grub's errors first, then worry > about whether your fstab is properly set up. >
Actually, that reminds me that a year ago on amd64 architecture the compiled grub did not work for me (it did compile but fail to boot) and I had to use grub-static-0.93, which worked fine. I looked now and see that I still use this version of grub on all my amd64 machines. -- Dmitri Pogosyan Department of Physics Associate Professor University of Alberta tel 1-780-492-2150 412 Avadh Bhatia Physics Labs fax 1-780-492-0714 Edmonton, AB, T6G 2J1, CANADA -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-amd64] initrd William Tetrault <xcourse97@×××××××.net>