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Magnus

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Help needed - AROS multiboot with Ubuntu
« on: October 23, 2018, 10:55:14 AM »
Soo I have a 11 year old asus gs1s (resurrected by use it a heat gun on the gpu, but that’s not the point here) it has Sound working with AROS and nvidia graphics that I’m sure I can working at some point..

But anyway...

I installed Ubuntu on there and then AROS, the grub that Ubuntu installs understands the sfs file system and I can get it to boot almost.....

It loads all the bits it should and the USB inbuilt camera flashes blue when USB stack gets loaded but then the screen is black.

What I have in grub entry is this :



Menuentry “aros blah blah” {
    Set root=‘hd0,msdos2’
    multiboot /boot/pc/bootstrap.gz vesa=1280x1024x32 ATA=32bit nomonitors
    module /boot/pc/kernel.gz
    module /boot/pc/aros-bsb.pkg.gz
    module /boot/aros-base.pkg.gz
    module /boot/aros-fs.pkg.gz
    module /boot/Poseidon.pkg.gz
}






Magnus

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Re: Help needed - AROS multiboot with Ubuntu
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 11:03:29 AM »
Hmmmm ok soooo tried

Menuentry “aros blah blah” {
    Set root=(hd0,msdos2)
    multiboot /boot/pc/bootstrap.gz ATA=32bit nomonitors
    module /boot/pc/kernel.gz
    module /boot/pc/aros-bsb.pkg.gz
    module /boot/aros-base.pkg.gz
    module /boot/aros-fs.pkg.gz
    module /boot/Poseidon.pkg.gz
}

It shows bunch of stuff on screen and last entry is about the DVD drive.... then it stops.
Could it be that I have not set the disk to be bootable or something.. as I feel as though up to that point it’s just loading the kernel and modules mentioned in grub and then it should switch to get stuff from HDd.

When I push the power button I get a screen that says someth8ng like “please your power switch to power off......might need to hold it down for several seconds” or something like that....   does that screen use the native drivers or is that something else...


magorium

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Re: Help needed - AROS multiboot with Ubuntu
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 03:54:45 AM »
Hi Magnus,

Looking at your attempt it seems that you are trying with using old descriptions.

As per wikibook:
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Grub 2 (1.97 and later)

Icaros 2.x
use the original grub.cfg file. That file has menu entries that uses the correct locations.
Since the list of modules to be loaded is almost 7 feet long, wanted to refrain from mentioning them as they can be copied form the original grub.cfg

This post (on old forums) shows something like that.

See also this old post. And another related thread.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 04:14:22 AM by magorium »