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    GRUB experts?

    Any GRUB experts among us?

    I have knoppix installed to the HD working great. I just upgraded to the 1-20-03 version. When I installed an earlier version, I had GRUB set up to boot either Win98 (hda1) or Knoppix (hdd2). With this install, I decided to give ReiserFS a try and formatted hdd2 as ReiserFS. Everything installed fine and it works great when booting with a boot floppy. However, apparently, GRUB needs a Stage1_5 entry when using a boot image on a ReiserFS partition. The GRUB screen comes up fine and Win98 boots fine, but when I select Knoppix. I get a kenel fault error.

    Any ideas?



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    I had reiserfs on a libranet box and in the install it made you make an ext2 /boot partition on it so you could boot from your hd.

    That's one of the reasons I've been using ext3.


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    Hmm. Guess I'll just keep booting with the floppy.

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    For what it's worth: from the Gentoo Linux installation instructions (
    "Important: If your boot partition (the one holding the kernel) is ReiserFS, be sure to mount it with the -o notail option so GRUB gets properly installed. Make sure that notail ends up in your new /etc/fstab boot partition entry, too."
    I haven't tried this myself though (I took the easy route and used ext3 like rock).
    Hope it helps,


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