Fixed boot problem - Re: Question on GRUB and multiple disks
- --- In email@example.com, "andrew_rotramel" <andrew@...> wrote:
> The other day I first installed Red Hat ES 4.6 on hdb2, with a /boot at hdb1. It told me it was writing its Grub menu.lst onto sda. When I booted, I found /boot on hdb1. Next I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on sda1, and it overwrote the Grub menu.lst file. (at this point I made a copy of the Ubuntu menu.lst file). Next I installed Red Hat ES 4.7 on hdb4, with a /boot at hdb3. It told me it was writing its Grub menu.lst onto sda, and it did, overwriting the version that Ubuntu put there.I will respond to my own post, because I found a solution shortly after posting about the problem.
> I copied the Ubuntu menu.lst back on sda1, but the computer insists on booting from the menu.lst on hdb3, where the last install took place. I then copied the Ubuntu menu.lst onto hdb3, and now the system is unbootable except from an install CD.
> Any suggestions on how to get the system to boot from menu.lst on the Ubuntu drive, which is the first in the BIOS boot list?
I used the manual grub install procedure on this page:
it is at the bottom in the section called "Command Line".
After I fixed the problem I compared timestamps and file sizes on the various stage and device map files and such, and they are all identical. Weird.
My system is now bootable, just like I like 'em.