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Re: Problems with Compaq DL380G2 running Redhat 7.2

From: Thierry Laronde
Subject: Re: Problems with Compaq DL380G2 running Redhat 7.2
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 21:38:50 +0200
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On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 03:44:14PM +0800, Yeo Eng Hee wrote:
> However, when I rebooted, and chose the new kernel, I got the kernel
> panic.  That's when I tried to see if new-kernel-pkg and grubby could
> help me configure grub correctly.  In the process, I tried grub-install,
> thinking that it would set the new kernel correctly.  However, as you
> have mentioned, it could have messed up the MBR in the process.

`grub-install' only installs grub own files. The kernel and parameters
are given in the menu.lst (vanilla GRUB) called grub.conf under RedHat.

> I have a new option now, which is to upgrade this system to RedHat 7.3,
> and let the RedHat installer to correct the MBR in the process.  Would
> this be a better idea than to waste time figuring out how to set the MBR
> manually on the command line?

At the moment probably the simpler way. But once you have another
running Linux, just play (add options) to the grub.conf but don't
reinstall GRUB: there is no need to do so. In order to have a
successfull new kernel booting you need only to find the correct
parameters to pass to that kernel. GRUB, indeed, will just do what you
tell it to do in the grub.conf ;)

Thierry Laronde (Alceste) <address@hidden>
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