After 4 tries, I have managed to install 0.8. On the reboot, however, I only get as far as a "GRUB>" prompt.
If I put the install disk in the drive, enter "reboot" at the GRUB prompt, and choose the option "Run installed system (/boot on a separate partition)", I am able to get a login prompt and start what appears to be a functional (base) system. But I have clearly missed something in the installation. I have a /boot/grub/menu.lst file; the noncommented lines are as follows:
timeout 5 default 0 color light-blue/black light-cyan/blue # (0) Arch Linux title Arch Linux root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda3 ro initrd /kernel26.img # (1) Arch Linux title Arch Linux Fallback root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda3 ro initrd /kernel26-fallback.img
kernel26.img and kernel26-fallback.img are both in the /boot directory.
What do I need to fix to make the system boot without a rescue disk?
I do not use grub ... but this may help
This is the same problem ?
I think that the lines:
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda3 ro initrd /kernel26.img
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda3 ro initrd /boot/kernel26.img
because the images reside in /boot directory, not in /
Let me know if this helps. It could be another reason, but I think this is the right one.
If you indeed have a boot partition on first partition of first drive (hd0,0; sda1) and a root one on third partition of a first drive (sda3), then your grub config seems to be alright. The example above is appropriate if there's no separate /boot partition.
When you're in a GRUB prompt, try entering those root/kernel/initrd lines by hand and check the output.
Last edited by lucke (2007-04-08 15:51:32)
You are right lucke, I forgot to mention that my lines are only right if there is no separate /boot partition. It would be helpful to know how the hard disk is partitioned.