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    Default BT3 install - Help setting up grub (boot loader)

    I installed BT3 on my laptop which is currently running OpenSuse 10.3. I need help setting up the boot loader so it shows up as an option during boot up.

    This is how I have setup my partitions.

    /dev/sda1/swap (open suse)
    /dev/sda2/ root (open suse)
    /dev/sda3/home (open suse)
    /dev/sda4/ (this is where I installed BT3 Beta, the partition was setup as ext3)


    Grub Settings...

    device.map
    (hd0) /dev/sda

    menu.lst
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Wed Apr 2 18:46:49 PDT 2008
    default 0
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd0,1)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate



    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 10.3
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.17-0.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHV2120_NT59T7C2REVG-part2 resume=/dev/sda1 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.17-0.1-default



    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 10.3
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.17-0.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHV2120_NT59T7C2REVG-part2 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off 3
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.17-0.1-default

    grub.conf
    setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0,1) (hd0,1)
    quit

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    title= Backtrack3beta
    root (hd0,3)
    kernel= /boot/vmlinuz root+/dev/hda4

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    I tried that and I am getting an error when I select Backtrack

    Kernel (hd0,3)= /boot/vmlinuz root+/dev/hda4

    Error 1: Filename must be either an absolute pathname or blocklist

    press any key to continue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopgst View Post
    I tried that and I am getting an error when I select Backtrack

    Kernel (hd0,3)= /boot/vmlinuz root+/dev/hda4

    Error 1: Filename must be either an absolute pathname or blocklist

    press any key to continue...
    Its a typo it should be

    Kernel (hd0,3)= /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda4

    try that and it should work

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    Quote Originally Posted by wick86 View Post
    Its a typo it should be

    Kernel (hd0,3)= /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda4

    try that and it should work
    Ugh. I do apologize for that. Thanks wick86 for pointing that out.

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