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  1. Multi boot issue

    Hi all
    AMD 64 with one SATA and one SCSI.
    Chose the entire SCSI for the install, and the grub on hd0 (SATA). When
    I boot, Linux is a no show and it boots str8 to XP.

    Any help is appreciated.
    --
    --
    Holz

  2. Re: Multi boot issue

    Holz wrote in news:6k0gkmF5g4auU3@mid.individual.net:

    > Hi all
    > AMD 64 with one SATA and one SCSI.
    > Chose the entire SCSI for the install, and the grub on hd0 (SATA). When
    > I boot, Linux is a no show and it boots str8 to XP.
    >
    > Any help is appreciated.



    Do you see anything like "loading grub" when first booting up? If you
    don't then grub may not have installed properly.

    If you do then check out menu.lst to see if there are the relevent OS
    booting options listed and also that the harddrive parameters are correct
    for each entry.


  3. Re: Multi boot issue

    On 2008-09-25, Holz wrote:
    > Hi all
    > AMD 64 with one SATA and one SCSI.
    > Chose the entire SCSI for the install, and the grub on hd0 (SATA). When
    > I boot, Linux is a no show and it boots str8 to XP.
    >
    > Any help is appreciated.


    Which is the boot drive in the BIOS?


    --
    Joe - Linux User #449481/Ubuntu User #19733
    joe at hits - buffalo dot com
    "Hate is baggage, life is too short to go around pissed off all the
    time..." - Danny, American History X

  4. Re: Multi boot issue

    On 9/24/2008 9:27 PM, Joe wrote:
    > On 2008-09-25, Holz wrote:
    >
    >> Hi all
    >> AMD 64 with one SATA and one SCSI.
    >> Chose the entire SCSI for the install, and the grub on hd0 (SATA). When
    >> I boot, Linux is a no show and it boots str8 to XP.
    >>
    >> Any help is appreciated.
    >>

    >
    > Which is the boot drive in the BIOS?
    >
    >
    >

    Once again, I missed the obvious, thank you Joe.
    changed the default boot drive to the SCSI, all is well.
    Getting old Ain't easy :-)

    --
    Holz


  5. Re: Multi boot issue

    On 2008-09-25, Holz wrote:
    > On 9/24/2008 9:27 PM, Joe wrote:
    >> On 2008-09-25, Holz wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hi all
    >>> AMD 64 with one SATA and one SCSI.
    >>> Chose the entire SCSI for the install, and the grub on hd0 (SATA). When
    >>> I boot, Linux is a no show and it boots str8 to XP.
    >>>
    >>> Any help is appreciated.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Which is the boot drive in the BIOS?
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Once again, I missed the obvious, thank you Joe.
    > changed the default boot drive to the SCSI, all is well.
    > Getting old Ain't easy :-)
    >


    No problem. I have been doing break-fix troubleshooting work for the
    past 15 years or so, and I still sometimes miss something obvious that
    has me banging my head on the wall for a while before I stop, go back,
    and troubleshoot again... ;-)


    --
    Joe - Linux User #449481/Ubuntu User #19733
    joe at hits - buffalo dot com
    "Hate is baggage, life is too short to go around pissed off all the
    time..." - Danny, American History X

  6. Re: Multi boot issue

    On 9/25/2008 1:40 PM, Joe wrote:
    > On 2008-09-25, Holz wrote:
    >
    >> On 9/24/2008 9:27 PM, Joe wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 2008-09-25, Holz wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Hi all
    >>>> AMD 64 with one SATA and one SCSI.
    >>>> Chose the entire SCSI for the install, and the grub on hd0 (SATA). When
    >>>> I boot, Linux is a no show and it boots str8 to XP.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any help is appreciated.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Which is the boot drive in the BIOS?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Once again, I missed the obvious, thank you Joe.
    >> changed the default boot drive to the SCSI, all is well.
    >> Getting old Ain't easy :-)
    >>
    >>

    >
    > No problem. I have been doing break-fix troubleshooting work for the
    > past 15 years or so, and I still sometimes miss something obvious that
    > has me banging my head on the wall for a while before I stop, go back,
    > and troubleshoot again... ;-)
    >
    >
    >

    I usuall find the solutions right before I go to bed, which ends up at
    another few hours infornt of the screen.

    --
    Holz


  7. Re: Multi boot issue

    I thought that "grub" would allow user to select which OS will boot, no
    matter where that OS was installed. Is this not so? Is so, why would you
    need to tell bios to boot to the scsi drive to launch linux?


    "Joe" wrote in message
    news:slrngdm4ou.f8i.joe@barada.griffincs.local...
    > On 2008-09-25, Holz wrote:
    >> Hi all
    >> AMD 64 with one SATA and one SCSI.
    >> Chose the entire SCSI for the install, and the grub on hd0 (SATA). When
    >> I boot, Linux is a no show and it boots str8 to XP.
    >>
    >> Any help is appreciated.

    >
    > Which is the boot drive in the BIOS?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Joe - Linux User #449481/Ubuntu User #19733
    > joe at hits - buffalo dot com
    > "Hate is baggage, life is too short to go around pissed off all the
    > time..." - Danny, American History X



  8. Re: Multi boot issue

    On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 21:18:05 -0600, mj wrote:

    > I thought that "grub" would allow user to select which OS will boot, no
    > matter where that OS was installed. Is this not so? Is so, why would
    > you need to tell bios to boot to the scsi drive to launch linux?
    >
    >


    The bios needs to know where to boot from. Then it boots up your
    bootloader, in this case "grub". After the bios loads grub, it is up to
    grub to let you choose which os it will load. If your bios is looking to
    boot from a disc with no bootloader, your system will not boot. If your
    system only has windows installed, your bios still needs to know where to
    find the windows bootloader.

    stonerfish


  9. Re: Multi boot issue

    On 2008-09-25, Holz wrote:
    > I usuall find the solutions right before I go to bed, which ends up at
    > another few hours infornt of the screen.


    When I first started doing this for a living, back in 93, I worked at
    a Computer City Service department. I was working on a laser printer,
    it had been passed to me because noone could get it working. I spent
    several hours on it, but at the end of the day, it still wouldn't
    print. Pissed me right off. I went home that night, and at about 3AM
    I woke up with the solution. Wrote it down, so I wouldn't lose it in
    my mind, and in the morning I went in and looked at the printer, and
    the solution I had woken up with was the fix. Took 10 minutes to rip
    down the printer to that level, 30 seconds to replace the part (sensor
    flag had partially broken), and another 20 minutes to put it back
    together.

    That was when I realized that this was pretty much the line of work
    that suited me... ;-)


    --
    Joe - Linux User #449481/Ubuntu User #19733
    joe at hits - buffalo dot com
    "Hate is baggage, life is too short to go around pissed off all the
    time..." - Danny, American History X

  10. Re: Multi boot issue

    On 2008-09-26, mj wrote:
    > I thought that "grub" would allow user to select which OS will boot, no
    > matter where that OS was installed. Is this not so? Is so, why would you
    > need to tell bios to boot to the scsi drive to launch linux?


    Grub needs to be in the boot sector of the bootable drive. If it is
    on another drive, your system won't know where to look. So, while the
    config files may be on another drive, your primary boot disk has the
    (or a) stage 1 loader to get there...


    --
    Joe - Linux User #449481/Ubuntu User #19733
    joe at hits - buffalo dot com
    "Hate is baggage, life is too short to go around pissed off all the
    time..." - Danny, American History X

  11. Re: Multi boot issue

    Joe wrote:
    >

    .... snip ...
    >
    > When I first started doing this for a living, back in 93, I worked
    > at a Computer City Service department. I was working on a laser
    > printer, it had been passed to me because noone could get it
    > working. I spent several hours on it, but at the end of the day,
    > it still wouldn't print. Pissed me right off. I went home that
    > night, and at about 3AM I woke up with the solution. Wrote it
    > down, so I wouldn't lose it in my mind, and in the morning I went
    > in and looked at the printer, and the solution I had woken up with
    > was the fix. Took 10 minutes to rip down the printer to that
    > level, 30 seconds to replace the part (sensor flag had partially
    > broken), and another 20 minutes to put it back together.


    This is actually a fairly common phenomenom. While you sleep your
    sub-conscious mind attacks the problem, and presents you with it on
    wake-up.

    --
    [mail]: Chuck F (cbfalconer at maineline dot net)
    [page]:
    Try the download section.

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