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Fw: be my lilo --> grub translator


From: Dan Jacobson=n
Subject: Fw: be my lilo --> grub translator
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 06:05:16 +0800

hello bug - grub.  can you tell me the answer.  Yes I found some equivalent
words for grub,
but as this could well end my computing if not careful, i best ask you for
the entire procedure.
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> Gee, is there any lilo --> grub translation scripts out there?
> I suppose it's not that simple, but I can't find out how to say
> > disk=/dev/hda
> > bios=0x81
> > disk=/dev/hdb
> > bios=0x80
> in grub.
>
> By the way, Svend's solution was like the equivalent to finding the cure
for
> cancer
> as far as my computer is concerned.  Thanks Svend.
>
> [Re: why can't one boot from /dev/hdb?]
> "Svend Olaf Mikkelsen" <address@hidden>
> > "Dan Jacobson" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > >boot=/dev/fd0
> >
> > boot=/dev/hdb
> > >map=/boot/map
> > >install=/boot/boot.b
> > >vga=normal
> > >default=linux
> > >keytable=/boot/us.klt
> > >prompt
> > >timeout=50
> > disk=/dev/hda
> > bios=0x81
> > disk=/dev/hdb
> > bios=0x80
> > >message=/boot/message
> > >menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
> > >image=/boot/vmlinuz
> > > label=linux
> > > root=/dev/hdb1
> > > initrd=/boot/initrd.img
> > > append=" hdc=ide-scsi"
> > > read-only
> > >other=/dev/hda1
> > > label=windows
> > > table=/dev/hda
> # remove for floppy version
> > > map-drive=0x80
> > >    to=0x81
> > > map-drive=0x81
> > >    to=0x80
>
> I found the grub way to say 'map' [which I indeed had to remove to
> boot windows from the floppy, it was already mapped apparently],
> but I can't find the grub way to say disk=/dev/hda, bios=0x81...
>
> I'm fairly sure then all I need to do is
> # grub
> root (hd1,1)..... #or wherever one's /boot is
> setup (hd1) #write only the MBR of hdb
>
> how does this differ from doing
> # lilo
> with the above /etc/lilo.conf?
> Would lilo here also only write the MBR of hdb?
>
> Just curious, grub is said to be more flexible than lilo.
> Do we see any glimpses of these additional flexibilities in the above
examples?
>
> [my problem was [before svend fixed it]: I want to set the bios to boot
from hdb
> where linux lives,
> hda is windows.  I currently can boot from the floppy [not a rescue
floppy, but
> just a grub in the MBR floppy]





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