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From: "Dmitri Pogosyan" <pogosyan@...>
Subject: Re: initrd
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 11:07:50 -0700
> 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

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