MEPIS Community Forum

A Linux operating system based on Debian Stable
View unanswered posts | View unsolved topics | View active topics |



Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Disk ID Confusion 
Author Message
Forum Regular
Forum Regular

Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:02 pm
Posts: 412
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Has thanked: 0 time
Have thanks: 51 times
Post # 299007
Post Re: Disk ID Confusion
Now, I'm more confused than ever.

I made another install on a different drive. SDC3

I had a terrible time finding a drive identifier that would boot. Finally settled on (hd3,2). IT WORKS!!

Additionally, I went to the install on SDD1 and deleted the GRUB folder--to see what would happen--NOTHING--boots perfectly.

Went to the SDC3 install and deleted the GRUB folder, & it too booted correctly.

Here is a screen shot of the menu.lst from my primary Mepis 11 install SDA1.

I cannot explain the disk numbering; & I really think that I should stop trying to figure it out. As Lucky9 said, "If it aint.....".

One more thing, in the original post, the menulst.png pic had that second Win 7 entry # out with all the entries being preceeded by the #. I do not remember removing the #s. Another gremlin?? I may have done it, I just do not remember doing it.

Jerry in Anchorage


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:47 am
Profile
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:54 am
Posts: 10881
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma U.S.A.
Has thanked: 3645 times
Have thanks: 883 times
Post # 299027
Post Re: Disk ID Confusion
As I said, leave well enough alone. I'm fairly sure the the menu.lst is only needed on the 'master' booting OS. If I understand correctly the menu.lst looks for something in the /boot folder/directory. The MBR part of GRUB is the only thing that needs a menu.lst.

_________________
Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
--Mark Twain


Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:16 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 12 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Protected by Anti-Spam ACP Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.