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Re: switching between lilo and grub

From: Aaron P. Martinez
Subject: Re: switching between lilo and grub
Date: 14 Oct 2003 15:42:48 -0500

On Tue, 2003-10-14 at 15:16, Marco Gerards wrote:
> "Aaron P. Martinez" <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
> > Next i used 'kernel /vmlinuz' and it recognized my kernel and then i
> > typed 'boot' but it kernel panicked saying it couldn't mount root fs on
> > 48:05.  I'm pretty lost and was under the impression that this would be
> > quite easy.  I could leave the system as a lilo system, but i prefer the
> > grub bootloader.  Can anyone offer some advice?
> You need to tell the kernel the device name of the root device,
> something like:
> kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1
I need to do this when i'm put back at the grub prompt?  So there isn't
any easy way, when i have the machine booted up under lilo, to tell it
to use grub again, reboot and have things back the way they were
> Perhaps you also have to load an initial ramdisk, that depends on the
> GNU/Linux distribution you are using.

Sorry, i fogot that info.  I'm running, for my test, RH 2.1 ES, i will
be doing this procedure on a RH 8.0 machine.
> --
> Marco

Aaron P. Martinez

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