GRUB entry for Kernel 2.6.8


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Codegen

I am wondering what the entry for GRUB is. My OS is SuSE 9.1,

Thansk.

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kjordan2001

The only line you really need to change is the name of your kernel image. I'm not sure how SuSE names them, so I can't really help with that part.

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Codegen

What do you mean by the name of the kernel image? Any idea on where I would find this

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kjordan2001
What do you mean by the name of the kernel image? Any idea on where I would find this

In your /boot folder. If your /boot is on a separate partition, you may need to mount it first.

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Codegen

This is my menu/lst. I assume that this is the file I have to edit?

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Aug 14 20:35:36 2004

color white/blue black/light-gray

default 0

timeout 8

gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###

title Linux

kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb6 vga=0x31a splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hdb5 showopts

initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###

title Windows

root (hd-1,0)

chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###

title Failsafe

kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb6 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3

initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd

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hornett

Is it a standard kernel from kernel.org or is it from an RPM?

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kjordan2001
This is my menu/lst. I assume that this is the file I have to edit?

Yes. What's in your /boot? How did you install your kernel?

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Codegen

I haven't installed it yet. Just clarifying things before I **** it up again.

It was a tar.bz2 that I got from kernel.org. I have it in my /usr/src directory.

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Codegen

I ****** it up again.

I think I forgot to run make install_modules.

*insert cursing here*

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Codegen

yeah, you get waht am trying to say.

And I cannot access my usr/src in rescue mode, I can access everything else but. (PRICKS!) which of course is where my kernel files are. damn, damn, damn, dammit.

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dduardo

Make sure you have kernel 2.6.8.1 and not 2.6.8.0. There was a screw up with the nfs code and they immediately patched it.

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vuerro

If u have installed from a rpm then first check the following:

/boot -- is there a vmlinux-2.6.8.1-etc*

then add the following to menu/lst; (Fedora Core 2 has the grub.conf in /boot/grub/grub.conf but who cares ;) )

title Linux new kernel version <- i guess u can give it a nice name

kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1-etc* root=/dev/hdb6 vga=0x31a splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hdb5 showopts

initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd

if u don't have a SCSI or RAID card u don't have to worry about the third line, just change the vmlinux it uses to the new one on the second line

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Codegen

I mentioned a few posts back that I didn't do it from the RPM. But anyway...

There are 2 things that point to the 2.6.8.1 kernel, vmlinuz, and system.map

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vuerro

title Linux new kernel version <- i guess u can give it a nice name

kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1-etc* root=/dev/hdb6 vga=0x31a splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hdb5 showopts

initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd

i do not see a refence in your original menu/lst to a system.map so I guess u don't need to refer to it.

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Codegen

All I get is a blank screen after selecting Linux 2.6.8.1

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vuerro

wat does your bootloader look like now?

maybe u need make a new "initrd" I had to..

the only 2 things it references to is; vmlinuz and initrd

and those are supposed to be in /boot

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Codegen

I can get back in with the old kernel. Thank god I've gotten a bit more savy then I have been.

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Codegen

Here, This is my new menu.lst

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Aug 14 20:35:36 2004

color white/blue black/light-gray

default 0

timeout 8

gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###

title Linux.old

kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.4-52-default root=/dev/hdb6 vga=0x31a splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hdb5 showopts

initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd-2.6.4-52-default

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###

title Windows

root (hd0,0)

chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###

title Failsafe

kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb6 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3

initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd

title Linux 2.6.8.1

kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1 root=/dev/hdb6 vga=0x31a splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hdb5 showopts

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vuerro

i suggest u add

initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd

to:

title Linux 2.6.8.1
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1 root=/dev/hdb6 vga=0x31a splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hdb5 showopts

to make

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: My 0wn###
title Linux 2.6.8.1
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1 root=/dev/hdb6 vga=0x31a splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hdb5 showopts
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd

see if that works.

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Codegen

Does it matter that it doesn't seem to have installed a new 2.6.8.1?

I'll try it anyways, nothing to lose, and I'm bored anyways

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kjordan2001

Just to make sure...in your /boot you have a kernel image called vmlinuz-2.6.8.1 right? You did a "cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1" or perhaps a "make install" right?

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