Booting problems

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Fri Feb 12 09:41:45 PST 2010

brown wrap wrote:
> I finshed compiling everything but can't boot. Here's my problem. I
> have two internal disks and one external:
> /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc
> In reading the book, it said to set aside a partition for LFS. I did,
> it was the 2nd partition of sdc, sdc2
> So as one of my last steps I set up grub, but it was installed on
> sdc2. I then realized it was the new grub, or grub2. I tried to
> modify my existing grub, the old grub, to add a new entry. I was able
> to select the new entry, but not boot.
> So here is my question. If I move the external drive inside and make
> it the first drive, will I be able to boot, even though LFS is on the
> 2nd partiton? I don't want to, but I could move everyting over to the
> first partition, but I'd have to wipe it out, which I don't want to
> do.
> I thought as I was going through the book, this would be a problem
> since I never encountered a warning that it had to be on the first
> partition.

Did you follow the instructions and boot GRUB2 from GRUB Legacy to test 
it out before updating the MBR?

   -- Bruce

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