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Re: error: You have to load the kernel first

From: shirish
Subject: Re: error: You have to load the kernel first
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 00:38:04 +0530

On Feb 10, 2008 6:29 PM, Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 09, 2008 at 09:01:20PM +0530, shirish wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >     First of congratulations on having a help-grub mailing list.
> >
> > Now on the issue, I'm running grub 1.96
> >
> > I did the grub-install '(hd0)"  which happened without an error.
> >
> > Now I get both grub legacy  0.97 as well as grub 1.96 menus and both
> > equally good-looking menus with one difference.
> >
> > The grub 0.97 boots while if I try booting from 1.96 this is the output :-
> >
> > Booting 'Debian GNU/Linux linux 2.6.24-7-generic'
> >
> > error: You need to load the kernel first.
> >
> > Press any key to continue.
> >
> > pressing any key brings me back to the grub 1.96 menu.
> Sounds like the "linux" command failed for some reason.  Could you run it
> manually and see if it reports an error?
> --
> Robert Millan
> <GPLv2> I know my rights; I want my phone call!
> <DRM> What use is a phone call… if you are unable to speak?
> (as seen on /.)

Hi all,
    Robert, I had to do try lot of combos of stuff before I could get it right.

First of all I changed the /boot/grub/

address@hidden:~$ cat /boot/grub/
(fd0)   /dev/fd0
(hd1)   /dev/sda
(hd0)   /dev/sdb

This is because on the BIOS it is IDE 1 (Secondary master) & this has
all the GNU/Linux stuff 80 GIB HDD.

Then I did again a sudo update-grub

which resulted into /boot/grub/grub.cfg giving the following menu
entry & it works :-

menuentry "Debian GNU/Linux, linux 2.6.24-7-generic" {
        linux   (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-7-generic root=/dev/sdb1 ro
        initrd  (hd0,1)/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-7-generic

While I don't get the Ubuntu splashscreen I get to the GUI login
prompt so that's good.

Unfortunately this has resulted into GRUB 0.96 not working :-

title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.24-7-generic
root            (hd0,0)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-7-generic
root=UUID=7eedd8c9-0471-4a63-af65-939402ec5b4e ro quiet splash
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-7-generic

I changed the root entry to (hd0,1) but this didn't help a bit. Any
help, advice, comments are appreciated.
          Shirish Agarwal
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