Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta + Grub 2

Yesterday I downloaded and installed RHEL 6 Beta but I didn’t install the boot loader. I already have Grub 2 installed and set up on my laptop with my other distros and Windows. RHEL 6 Beta uses Grub (Legacy) and this handles graphics different to Grub 2. I’ve been using LFS and CLFS for a while now for development so it’s been a while since I’ve used a full distro, with GUI and wireless an other very nice features (like the spell checker I’m using in FireFox).

Below is the Grub 2 configuration file I use to boot RHEL 6 Beta. I’m assuming you already have Grub 2 installed.

# Begin /boot/grub/grub.cfg

set gfxmode="1280x800x32" # Your resolution
set gfxpayload=keep
insmod gfxterm # Load modules
insmod vbe

set default=0
set timeout=5
set root=(hd0,3) # Your boot partition

menuentry "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta" {
linux /vmlinuz-2.6.32-19.el6.x86_64 root=/dev/sda9 # Your root device
initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-19.el6.x86_64.img

# End /boot/grub/grub.cfg

It took me about a day to work this out so I hope this helps you.


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