r5560 - in branches/cross-lfs/BOOK/bootable: x86 x86_64

manuel at linuxfromscratch.org manuel at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue May 31 12:51:04 PDT 2005

Author: manuel
Date: 2005-05-31 13:51:04 -0600 (Tue, 31 May 2005)
New Revision: 5560

Tagged bootable/x86_64/grub.xml

Modified: branches/cross-lfs/BOOK/bootable/x86/grub.xml
--- branches/cross-lfs/BOOK/bootable/x86/grub.xml	2005-05-31 19:42:30 UTC (rev 5559)
+++ branches/cross-lfs/BOOK/bootable/x86/grub.xml	2005-05-31 19:51:04 UTC (rev 5560)
@@ -87,6 +87,8 @@
   <para>Create a <quote>menu list</quote> file defining Grub's boot
+  <para/>
 <screen><userinput>cat > /boot/grub/menu.lst << "EOF"
 <literal># Begin /boot/grub/menu.lst
@@ -136,4 +138,6 @@
 <screen><userinput>mkdir /etc/grub &&
 ln -s /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/grub</userinput></screen>
+  <para/>

Modified: branches/cross-lfs/BOOK/bootable/x86_64/grub.xml
--- branches/cross-lfs/BOOK/bootable/x86_64/grub.xml	2005-05-31 19:42:30 UTC (rev 5559)
+++ branches/cross-lfs/BOOK/bootable/x86_64/grub.xml	2005-05-31 19:51:04 UTC (rev 5560)
@@ -4,87 +4,18 @@
 <sect1 id="ch-bootable-grub">
-<title>Making the LFS System Bootable</title>
-<?dbhtml filename="grub.html"?>
+  <?dbhtml filename="grub.html"?>
-<indexterm zone="ch-bootable-grub">
-<primary sortas="a-Grub">Grub</primary>
+  <title>Making the LFS System Bootable</title>
-<para>Your shiny new LFS system is almost complete. One of the last
-things to do is to ensure that the system can be properly booted. The
-instructions below apply only to computers of IA-32 architecture,
-meaning mainstream PCs. Information on <quote>boot loading</quote> for
-other architectures should be available in the usual resource-specific
-locations for those architectures.</para>
+  <indexterm zone="ch-bootable-grub">
+    <primary sortas="a-Grub">Grub</primary>
+  <secondary>configuring</secondary></indexterm>
-<para>Boot loading can be a complex area, so a few cautionary
-words are in order. Be familiar with the current boot loader and any other
-operating systems present on the hard drive(s) that need to be
-bootable. Make sure that an emergency boot disk is ready to
-<quote>rescue</quote> the computer if the computer becomes
-unusable (un-bootable).</para>
+  <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude"
+  href="../x86/kernel.xml"
+  xpointer="xpointer(/sect1/para[1]/range-to(/sect1/para[11]))"/>
-<para>Earlier, we compiled and installed the Grub boot loader software
-in preparation for this step. The procedure involves writing some
-special Grub files to specific locations on the hard drive. We highly
-recommend creating a Grub boot floppy diskette as a backup. Insert a
-blank floppy diskette and run the following commands:</para>
-<screen><userinput>dd if=/boot/grub/stage1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
-dd if=/boot/grub/stage2 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1</userinput></screen>
-<para>Remove the diskette and store it somewhere safe. Now, run the
-<command>grub</command> shell:</para>
-<para>Grub uses its own naming structure for drives and partitions in
-the form of <emphasis>(hdn,m)</emphasis>, where <emphasis>n</emphasis>
-is the hard drive number and <emphasis>m</emphasis> is the partition
-number, both starting from zero. For example, partition <filename
-class="partition">hda1</filename> is <emphasis>(hd0,0)</emphasis> to
-Grub and <filename class="partition">hdb3</filename> is
-<emphasis>(hd1,2)</emphasis>. In contrast to Linux, Grub does not
-consider CD-ROM drives to be hard drives. For example, if using a CD
-on <filename class="partition">hdb</filename> and a second hard drive
-on <filename class="partition">hdc</filename>, that second hard drive
-would still be <emphasis>(hd1)</emphasis>.</para>
-<para>Using the above information, determine the appropriate
-designator for the root partition (or boot partition, if a separate
-one is used). For the following example, it is assumed that the root
-(or separate boot) partition is <filename
-<para>Tell Grub where to search for its
-<filename>stage{1,2}</filename> files. The Tab key can be used
-everywhere to make Grub show the alternatives:</para>
-<screen><userinput>root (hd0,3)</userinput></screen>
-<warning><para>The following command will overwrite the current boot
-loader. Do not run the command if this is not desired, for example, if
-using a third party boot manager to manage the Master Boot Record
-(MBR). In this scenario, it would make more sense to install
-Grub into the <quote>boot sector</quote> of the LFS partition. In this
-case, this next command would become <userinput>setup
-<para>Tell Grub to install itself into the MBR of
-<filename class="partition">hda</filename>:</para>
-<screen><userinput>setup (hd0)</userinput></screen>
-<para>If all went well, Grub will have reported finding its files in
-<filename class="directory">/boot/grub</filename>. That's all there is
-to it. Quit the <command>grub</command> shell:</para>
-<para>Create a <quote>menu list</quote> file defining Grub's boot menu:</para>
 <screen><userinput>cat > /boot/grub/menu.lst << "EOF"
 <literal># Begin /boot/grub/menu.lst
@@ -103,36 +34,9 @@
 kernel /boot/lfskernel-&linux-x86_64-version; root=/dev/hda4</literal>
+  <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude"
+  href="../x86/kernel.xml"
+  xpointer="xpointer(/sect1/para[12]/range-to(/sect1/para[last()]))"/>
-<para>Add an entry for the host distribution if desired. It might look
-like this:</para>
-<screen><userinput>cat >> /boot/grub/menu.lst << "EOF"
-<literal>title Red Hat
-root (hd0,2)
-kernel /boot/kernel-2.6.5 root=/dev/hda3
-initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.5</literal>
-<para>If dual-booting Windows, the following entry will allow
-booting it:</para>
-<screen><userinput>cat >> /boot/grub/menu.lst << "EOF"
-<literal>title Windows
-rootnoverify (hd0,0)
-chainloader +1</literal>
-<para>If <command>info grub</command> does not provide all necessary material, additional
-information regarding Grub is located on its website at:
-<ulink url="http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/"/>.</para>
-<para>The FHS stipulates that Bootloader's configuration file should be symlinked to
-/etc/{Bootloader Name}.  To satisfy this requirement for grub, issue the
-following command:</para>
-<screen><userinput>mkdir /etc/grub &&
-ln -s /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/grub</userinput></screen>

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