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Re: Multiboot Live USB

From: exelsus
Subject: Re: Multiboot Live USB
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 11:20:48 -0700 (PDT)

exelsus wrote:
> Hello people, i have this problem, im creating a live usb with small and
> specific distros: ELE, Gparted, Devil Linux and Slax Frodo i have 4
> primary partitions in the stick for each distro.
> So, my problem is this, i installed grub in partition 1 (slax) and i can
> only configure it to boot slax, boots perfectly, the other distros boots
> perfectly too, but i can only boot the distro that is in the same
> partition that grub because i dont know how to configure the menu.lst
> (grub.conf)
> see, my config is something like:
> default 1
> timeout 5
> fallback 1
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz
> initrd /boot/initrd
> it works great because grub knows that those files are in the same
> partition, but how can i configure the others?
> normally for a hard drive install before the kernel line you put something
> like:
> root (hdx,y)
> so the root now is the drive x, and partition y, but this is a live usb,
> so i cant rely that the usb will always be hd1 for example.
> so what can i do?
> thanks in advance


Ok finally solved:

The device where you boot in grub will ALWAYS be hd0, therefore, if you want
to configure it to boot several partitions refer them as (hd0,x) [BSD
partitions may have another argument, but its always hd0]
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