The scripts that prepare grub.cfg usually properly handle either /boot
as a separate partition or as a subdirectory, but it sounds like in
your case something is confused. Well either you can do a fresh
install and perhaps it will work better, or perhaps you can play
detective and figure out what is confused, or perhaps it'll be easiest
to just hand edit grub.cfg whenever you install a new kernel. Yeah
it's generated automatically, and to some extent you can control that
with the defaults file mentioned therein, but if you need to edit it
just save a copy when you're done for your reference for when it gets
regenerated at the next upgrade.
On 2010-10-24, Brendan Halpin <brendan.halpin at ul.ie> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 23 2010, gregwm wrote:
>>> well it boots into grub, so the mbr is working. looks like either the
>> specified kernel is missing, or mis-specified.
>> Thanks -- that put me in the right direction.
>> My latest understanding of what is going on is that grub.cfg is looking
> for /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 etc but vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 is actually
> in / not /boot at that point. If I go to the command line in grub, it
> looks like it has mounted the boot partition at root.
>> By manually editing grub.cfg I can get it to boot. However, grub.cfg is
> not meant to be editable: how should I configure this properly?
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