I have 2 HD
WinXP on HD0-part1
Archlinux on HD1-part6
I installed GRUB to hd0,5
I have been trying to start Arch from XP bootloader by:
dd if=/dev/discs/disc1/part6 of=linux.lnx bs=512 count=1
copy linux.lnx to C: in XP
setting XP config of bootloader
After reboot I had only label GRUB (it wasn,t a prompt)
During installation of the GRUB there were errors about stage1.5...(not fatal)
My menu.lst (part of it):
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/discs/disc1/part6 ro
Anybody could help, please?
There weren't many problems with GRUB mentioned in ArchForum.
Maybe reason lies in that I try to put GRUB in sixth partition (extended) of the second (slave) drive or maybe devfs cause my troubles?
Everything worked fine in my previous distro - RedHat.
I don't really know what problem is with your configuration but maybe it will help you if I post my grub config for windows (on /dev/discs/disc1 slave + /dev/discs/disc0/part5 as fat32 for easy exchange of files) and archlinux (/dev/discs/disc0 master):
# general configuration: timeout 30 default 0 color light-blue/black light-cyan/blue # boot sections follow # each is implicitly numbered from 0 in the order of appearance below #-* # (0) Arch Linux title Arch Linux root (hd0,0) kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz root=/dev/discs/disc0/part3 ro # (1) Windows title Windows XP map (hd0) (hd1) map (hd1) (hd0) rootnoverify (hd0,0) root (hd1,0) makeactive chainloader +1
and a fragment of my fstab:
# <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> /dev/discs/disc0/part1 /boot ext3 defaults 0 1 /dev/discs/disc0/part2 swap swap defaults 0 0 /dev/discs/disc0/part3 / reiserfs defaults 0 0 /dev/discs/disc0/part5 /mnt/windows vfat defaults,umask=0022 0 0
As you can see I don't use windows bootloader because windows becames useless more and more for me with everyday with arch :-) At least this config works for me. I'm sure you can change it a bit to work for you if you will give up with windows bootloader. 8)
Thanks for your answer but I need WinXP now.
I look for somebody who has Grub's bootloader installed on second hd and in highier partition.Interesting is that I used settings I posted in my first letter with RedHat and everything worked fine.
Finally I installed lilo and Arch boots in my way.