Bug 88672

Summary: can't use rh9's grub to boot rh73 or rh80
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Rex Dieter <rdieter>
Component: grubAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
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Description Rex Dieter 2003-04-11 19:04:52 UTC
I've installed rh9 on a box of mine that had previously happily dual booted rh73 and 
rh80.  After installing rh9 and adding the appropriate entries to /etc/grub.conf for 
rh73 and rh80, I can no longer boot into these older OS's, with grub giving an error: 
Invalid executable type. 
 
Some details: all 3 redhat's share a common /boot partition, with grub being installed 
to the boot sector of this partition. 
 
I'll go try re-installing rh80's version of grub to the boot sector, and see if that 
helps...

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-23 01:56:40 UTC
Can you attach your grub.conf as well as the output of running file on each of
the other kernels you're trying to boot?

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2003-04-23 13:12:42 UTC
Forget it, my bad.  Multiple stupid typos in grub.conf  (after staring at it for 20-30 
minutes) made some boot images not work.