Subject: GRUB + bootxx problem
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Joachim Thiemann <email@example.com>
Date: 12/17/2003 11:39:50
Hello, I have a triple-boot machine (Win, Linux and NetBSD). I used to have
it all running nice with grub, the menu.lst file (relevant parts) looking
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x314 desktop acpi=off
splash=native hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0 showopts
Grub would load the NetBSD bootloader (that gives the "> " prompt) which
after a timeout would load the kernel all nice and proper.
Ever since I reinstalled the bootloader (going from, I think 1.6U to 1.6ZE
of F) all I get after selecting NetBSD is "Error Not a bootxx image". I
can boot NetBSD "by hand" by going to the grub console and typing
kernel --type=netbsd /netbsd
...but since grub doesn't grok the NetBSD kernel args, NetBSD will prompt me
for root, swap, and init. Annoying but workable.
I tried installboot with various incantations, but without success. In the
end I reinstalled NetBSD from scratch using a homemade bootable 1.6ZF image
made from releng (20031212, I think) and installed the NetBSD MBR
bootselector which booted NetBSD OK. (but is unable to boot Linux)
I then reinstalled grub (which is how I did it originally) but I still get
the same problem. BTW, I installed grub from the SuSE 9.0 partition (3rd
primary extended, root in first extended), after booting it from the
Can anyone help me fix this?