Multibooting with 2 drives

Trey Sizemore trey at
Thu Jan 27 09:50:55 PST 2005

I have 2 IDE drives laid out as follows:

1 (master) - 80GB with FreeBSD occupying entire drive
2 (slave) - 80GB with 4 linux distros
   hdb1- Fedora Core 3 /
   hdb2 - Fedora Core 3 /home
   hdb3 - swap
   hdb4 - ***EXTENDED PARTITION***
   hdb5 - SUSE 9.2 /
   hdb6 - SUSE 9.2 /home
   hdb7 - Mandrake 10.2 /
   hdb8 - Mandrake 10.2 /home
   hdb9 - Arch 0.7 /
   hdb10 - Arch 0.7 /home

When I installed the Linux distros I chose not to install a boot loader 
for any of them (thinking that a bootmanager like GAG would handle 
this).  In retrospect, this may have been a conceptual error as GAG 
would error with "Boot sector not found or corrupt" for these 
partitions.  On the advice of someone on the Fedora User's list, I 
booted the Fedora CD in rescue mode and:
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# /sbin/grub-install /dev/hdb1

When I rebooted with GAG and set it to boot Fedora using hdb1, it now 
gives me a 'grub>' prompt.

How can I recover this and get Fedora to boot beyond this?  I'm hoping 
luck with this will enable me to do the same for the other Linux 
distros.  If there are any other suggestions on this, I'm certainly open 
to them as well.


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