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hi i first installed mandrake 10.1 and now i installed suse 9.2 but i cant boot mandrake :angry:

i tried these 3 configurations without succes (mandrake is on /dev/sda7)

 

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title mandrake

kernel (sd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 devfs=mount sdc=ide-scsi resume=/dev/sda5 splash=silent vga=788

initrd (sd0,6)/boot/initrd.img

 

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title mandrake2

kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi splash=silent vga=788

initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img

root (hd0,6)

 

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title mandrake 3

root (hd0,6)

kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 vga=788 devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi splash=silent

initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img

 

what should i do ?

(sorry if this is the wrong location)

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Can you mount the old (mandrake) root to a mount point under Suse and then go and read the old config? That will give you some ideas what it requires.

 

When I had Mandrake and Fedora dual booted, Fedora didn't need the /boot in front of the path to the kernel and initrd image. Also, even though Mandrake is on sda7, I think the kernel, when booting, can be on a different partition. All this should be discoverable from the old grub or lilo config when you mount mandrake's root, and look it up.

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this is what i found in lilo:

image=/boot/vmlinuz

label="linux"

root=/dev/sda7

initrd=/boot/initrd.img

append="acpi=ht resume=/dev/sda8 splash=silent"

vga=788

read-only

 

and this is what i find in grub

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Thu Mar 17 10:43:28 2005

 

 

color white/blue black/light-gray

default 0

timeout 8

gfxmenu (hd0,8)/boot/message

 

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title SUSE LINUX 9.2

kernel (hd0,8)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda9 vga=0x314 selinux=0 splash=silent console=tty0 resume=/dev/sda8 desktop elevator=as showopts

initrd (hd0,8)/boot/initrd

 

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title Windows

root (hd0,0)

chainloader +1

 

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title Diskette

root (fd0)

chainloader +1

 

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title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX 9.2

kernel (hd0,8)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda9 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume selinux=0 barrier=off iommu=noforce maxcpus=0 3

initrd (hd0,8)/boot/initrd

 

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title mandrake

root /dev/sda7

kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 devfs=mount sdc=ide-scsi resume=/dev/sda8 splash=silent vga=788

initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img

 

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title mandrake2 (on /dev/sda7)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi splash=silent vga=788

initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img

root (hd0,6)

 

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title test

root (hd0,6)

kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 ro acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent

initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img

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I'm confused about which of those files are from suse and which are from the old mandrake install. You need to find the info from the old mandrake install (mount the old root somewhere and navigate down to find it (in mine, that's in boot/grub/menu.lst)). Then take that info, and use it to construct the equivalent in the configuration of the new boot system.

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