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Thread: LILO: Get rid of it to install GRUB

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    LILO: Get rid of it to install GRUB

    Hi there!

    My first post after registration!

    I've been looking around for quite a while, but haven't found a suitable answer.

    I am using a floppy-less Samsung X10 Centrino Laptop, where the best distro I've installed so far is Knoppix 3.2.

    My problem is:

    I do NOT want to use LILO, but the installation programme only offers this choice.

    I've run

    grub-install /dev/hda

    and created a grub.conf file with the following lines

    default=0
    timeout=10

    title Knoppix 3.2
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.21-xfs ro
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz

    title Windows XP Professional SP1
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    After rebooting, the system doesn't start: it just goes into the grub prompt.

    What is wrong and / or what is missing in the previous grub.conf setup?.

    Regards,

    Arthur

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    I forgot to include the following

    40 GB HD

    1.5 GB Win98
    5.0 GB Win XP Pro NTFS
    10 GB Data (shared Win$ & LINUX)

    5.5 GB ext3 KNOPPIX 3.2 (hda7)
    600 MB swap

    GRUB would then look for the kernel in

    (hd0,6)

    Can anyone help?

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    I dont know much 'bout grub, acutally I'd like to know it too, I guess you can better google it... tell us if you found out

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    you got the prompt it means it starts, just can't find the menu file. Try this at the GRUB prompt :

    root (hd0,0)
    configfile /<your grub.conf path>

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    There are a couple of HOWTOs which touch on all this. But I'm interested in how well Knoppix works with a Centrino device.

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    Hi!

    How well does Knoppix work with a Centrino laptop?.

    So far, the best distro

    I've installed / tried to install

    Red Hat 9.0 Second best
    LinEx 3.0 r1
    Mandrake 9.1
    SuSE 8.1 Pro
    Lycoris Amethyst Build 46
    Gentoo 1.4 (stage 3)

    KNOPPIX 3.2 is Debian after a HDD install, and it works almost perfectly (which is quite a lot to say except for the horrific LILO startup screen).

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