Thanks for the tips, old-polak, I booted the live disk & was able to use dolphin to open & edit the PCLOS07 fstab. This allowed me to boot into 07 again (from the Xan3 lilo). I now have the modem info I was after.
I discovered in the process that both Xan3 &PCLOS 07 have no knowledge of the ext4 file system. This will not be a problem once I'm doen reconfiguring my machine, but it is a bit inconvenient at the moment.
My goal is to get PCLOS10 installed & boot everything else using it's grub. I don't see a /boot/grub/menu.lst in 07. It's grub was never used to boot any other OS, since Xan 4 Iilo was always used for choosing what to boot. I am completely unfamiliar with grub.
I did find under /boot/install.sh :
grub -device-map=/boot/grub/device.map -batch <<EOF
setup -stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0)
Is that useful in setting up PCLOS10's grub to boot 07?
Not particularly, but then again, grub stanzas are not hard to write from scratch anyway. To set PCLinuxOS 2010's grub as the master boot loader in the MBR;http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,62786.msg508062.html#msg508062
Once booted to PCLinuxOS 2010, open /boot/grub/menu.lst
in kwrite, and add stanzas for each OS on the drive. The pattern will always be;
root=<UUID or /dev/sdan or LABEL=<whatever>
> resume=<swap partition>
with the OS name
, and n
with the appropriate number
for the partition, (grub counts from 0, so /dev/sda1 = (hd0,0)
) If there is a link
pointing to the actual kernel the OS uses, <possibly something>
will be nothing. If there is no
, the full name
of the kernel can be used, or a link
can be created
. The root=
entry is followed by the designation for the / partition
of the installed OS, in the form you choose. I like labels. The resume=
entry is followed by the designation for the swap
partition. If a link
exists in /boot
, pointing to the initrd image
to the kernel pointed to by the vmlinuz
link, that's all that needs to be entered on the initrd line. If there is a link
, with a different
name, use the name of the existing link
. If there is no
link, create one
or use the full name
of the initrd image.
There are other options that can be added to the kernel line, but the above should allow the OS to boot, unless you have problematic hardware that needs the extra options, Check what other options are on the existing PCLinuxOS stanza
and use them
with the other