Bug 88672 - can't use rh9's grub to boot rh73 or rh80
Summary: can't use rh9's grub to boot rh73 or rh80
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: grub
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2003-04-11 19:04 UTC by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-04-23 13:12:42 UTC

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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 

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. 

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