LINUX on ThinkPad UltraBay - pls HELP

LINUX on ThinkPad UltraBay - pls HELP

Post by Douglas Co » Sat, 18 Oct 2003 23:34:40



I thrashed around with this for a week on my thinkpad T23 and finally put
my Linux drive in the standard slot and my windoze drive in the ultrabay
slot and told grub what to do with the windoze drive and all works great !

If you want I can send you a copy of my grub file as it also has entries
for booting with DVD support or dual hard-drive under linux.

After a while I found I don't boot very often into windoze anymore so I
normally just have the DVD installed instead of the ultrabay hard drive
(suprised?)...

Douglas Cole
Registered Linux user #188922
 
 
 

LINUX on ThinkPad UltraBay - pls HELP

Post by Robert » Sun, 19 Oct 2003 09:42:42

> If you want I can send you a copy of my grub file as it also has entries

Hi, Doug thanks ! please send it. I can use any info....
I tried all of the suggestions (except ones that require reconfig the windoz
HD)....
still got similar error message...


So you just gave up on trying to boot/run LINUX from UltraBay, huh ?
I guess I'd have to do the same until I run into some guru at some user
group meeting......
Does your T23, when running Windoz on UltraBay, function all the same
as it did on the Primary ?

Can you watch DVD miovie on LINUX now ?
Also let me know your distro.


Thanks !
Robert




----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Cole" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.portable
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: LINUX on ThinkPad UltraBay - pls HELP



this....
............................................................................
............................................................................
correct

 
 
 

LINUX on ThinkPad UltraBay - pls HELP

Post by Douglas Co » Mon, 20 Oct 2003 02:54:40


I forgot to mention that you also need to make sure that you are booting
from the primary master drive on the ide bus (bios setting) and that that drive is the
Linux drive, once I did that and made the entries in menu.lst all played
nicely.



Douglas Cole
Registered Linux user #188922
 
 
 

LINUX on ThinkPad UltraBay - pls HELP

Post by Douglas Co » Mon, 20 Oct 2003 14:02:24

n Fri, 17 Oct 2003 07:34:40 -0700, Douglas Cole wrote:


Here is a copy of my grub "menu.lst" file, hope it is self explanatory, if
not try the grub documentation, it tells alot, I could go into the gory
details as to why I didn't try to make the primary drive the Windoze drive
(mostly because I don't normally use it), but it mostly had to do with a
lack of patience and time to figure it out.

Got the "software modem" working with the "smartlink" drivers (2.7.9) but
still have not gotten the dvd to play my movies (even after installing
libdvdcss) :^(

So here goes , hth...


# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Fri Jul 18 07:36:18 2003


color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
gfxmenu (hd0,0)/message
timeout 8

title linux 2hdd
kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x317 splash=silent showopts acpi=off apm=on
initrd (hd0,0)/initrd

title linux dvd
kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x317 splash=silent showopts hdc=ide-scsi acpi=off apm=on
initrd (hd0,0)/initrd

title windows
hide (hd0,0)
unhide (hd1,0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader (hd1,0)+1
makeactive

title floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1

title failsafe
kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz.shipped root=/dev/hda3 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
initrd (hd0,0)/initrd.shipped

title memtest86
kernel (hd0,0)/memtest.bin



 
 
 

LINUX on ThinkPad UltraBay - pls HELP

Post by Douglas Co » Mon, 20 Oct 2003 14:12:25


No need to reconfig the windoze drive, if you do what I did.


I tend to be lazy when it comes to messing with computers (thats why I use
Linux, its easier than messing with windoze)so once I got Linux -and-
windoze running on this I said "fine"...


Yup, runs just fine (well as well as Win2K could run) still thinks its the
"C" drive.

Nope, not yet, but I haven't put much effort into it.


SuSE 8.2pro


Remember, Have fun :)


Douglas Cole
Registered Linux user #188922