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Thread: Need help with Grub2 entry getting BT4 to work.

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    Default Need help with Grub2 entry getting BT4 to work.

    Hi,

    I installed Ubuntu 9.04 some time ago, and upgraded the system to use grub2 as I was trying out a USB multipass. Anyways, instead of trying to make BT4 persistent from USB, I went ahead and installed it to hard disk in another partition, but did not install the boot loader. I thought it would be relatively easy to add BT4 to the grub.cfg file, but it wasn't. I can't get it to work.

    Grub2 is installed on my main Ubuntu / partition (/dev/sda6), my /home (just for Ubuntu) is on /dev/sda7, and BT4 is installed on /dev/sda8. I looked at my cfg file, modified it a few times a few different ways that I thought would work, but the closest I can get to is the busybox shell, and nothing else. I'm hoping someone can help me figure this out. Here is the contents of my grub.cfg file.

    Code:
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    set root=(hd0,6)
    search --fs-uuid --set 3099eaa7-eb1e-408d-b1ad-3cebe1847a10
    menuentry "Ubuntu, linux 2.6.28-15-generic" {
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-15-generic root=UUID=3099eaa7-eb1e-408d-b1ad-3cebe1847a10 ro  quiet splash
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-15-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, linux 2.6.28-15-generic (single-user mode)" {
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-15-generic root=UUID=3099eaa7-eb1e-408d-b1ad-3cebe1847a10 ro single 
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-15-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    	linux	/boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    	linux	/boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows NT/2000/XP (on /dev/sda3)" {
    	set root=(hd0,3)
    	chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry "Backtrack 4 Pre" {
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.29.4 root=UUID=3099eaa7-eb1e-408d-b1ad-3cebe1847a10 ro quiet splash 
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-2.6.29.4
    }
    menuentry "Memory Test (on /dev/sda8)" {
    	set root=(hd0,8)
    	linux /boot/memtest86+.bin 
    }
    TIA

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    Try not using uuid.

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