On Wed, 03 Dec 2003 00:09:08 -0700, learner wrote:
Caveat: I am not running Windows 98.
Your question does not make it clear how your system boots now. It is
also not clear whether the entire grub package is installed.
Continuing on..., part of your question implies you can get to a grub
shell at bootup. If this is true, try this command:
When you are sure your system will start both OS's, you can install grub
at the MBR- this will give it maximum control of the boot order. Also
notice that any command you enter at this shell, will work the same way
automatically when entered into /boot/grub/menu.lst. Prepare a "stanza"
for each of your OS's.
Before proceeding make sure you have a set of rescue floppies for your
system (windows and linux).
Also, you should review the grub manual, here:
Here is an example /boot/grub/menu.lst (grub.conf) file. Edit
as appropriate for your system for specific kernels and startup
title Red Hat Linux (kernel 2.4.20-i686)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-i686 ro root=/dev/hdb1
title Red Hat Linux (kernel 2.4.19-i686)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.19-i686 ro root=/dev/hdb1
BTW, since you are using Reiser, make sure the file
/boot/grub/reiserfs_stage1_5 exists (along with other stage files, etc.)
When you are sure the grub package is installed, run the grub shell from a
grub> root (hd1,0)
grub> setup (hd0)
Watch for error messages, after issuing the setup command.