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Re: Can't get GRUB boot the hurd

From: Moritz Schulte
Subject: Re: Can't get GRUB boot the hurd
Date: 07 Jan 2001 14:41:56 +0100
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Wouter Verhelst <> writes:

> The partition used to install the Hurd is partition is /dev/hda5 under
> Linux. So I told GRUB 'root=(hd1,0)' and got no error.

/dev/hda5 in Linux means the fifth partition (counted from one) of the
first (IDE) harddisk (counted from one). GRUB counts harddisks and
partitions from zero. So in GRUB notation, it would be '(hd0,4)', not
'(hd1,0)', which refers to the first partition on the second harddisk.

> I then told GRUB 'kernel=/boot/gnumach.gz root=hd1s5 -s' and got no
> error either.

Hurd counts harddisk from zero, but partitions from one. So, this
should be 'hd0s5'.

> When I entered 'boot', the kernel started to boot, but
> after a while failed to go on because (at least, that's what it
> says) it couldn't find the root filesystem.

So, it found the kernel on 'root=(hd1,0)'? I thought, you had Hurd
installed on /dev/hda5 (root=(hd0,4))... Or, was it a typo?

Moritz Schulte <>
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