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Re: Installation of FCT2: GRUB interactive on 1st install and GRUBhangs on 2nd install



what exactly do you see when you boot? do you have a grub> or nothing at all? Also, try using a single hard drive, maybe there is a bug there with multiple spindles. (ofcourse /dev/hda is the hard drive, /dev/hda1 is a partition on that hard drive, /dev/hda2 is another partition on the same hard drive, /dev/hdb is a different hard drive)

Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
Hi all,

Sigh... the 3rd time is a charm?  Unfortunately not. I took all
the defaults.  FCT2 does NOT like Linux Systems 501.  Sheesh.
I think I am going back to RH/debian unless someone has a brilliant
idea what the jeepers is going on and tell me how to fix this.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel B. Thurman Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 8:59 PM
To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
Subject: RE: Installation of FCT2: GRUB interactive on 1st install and
GRUBhangs on 2nd install



Hi,


Yes, I did that.  It did not work.  I am re-installing for the third
time taking all of the fedora defaults (it sets the paritions of
MBR to /dev/hda, /boot to /dev/hda1, / and swap to /hdb1 and I manually
selected the packages for server setup.  Lets see how that flys....

I noticed tho, that grub-install and grub (interactive) NEVER touches
the /boot/grub.conf file...  hmmmmm. So if your grub.conf is missing
or corrupted...  oh gosh darn, too bad.

Note: previously I fiddled with the paritions and noticed that the
difference
is that / was on /dev/hdb3 parition with no active set and the default
suggested
/ is on /dev/hdb1, with active partition set.  I took the suggested
/boot to be
/dev/hda1 with MBR for /dev/hda (so, I always took the default). I am
wondering
if the / partition *has* to be in the first partition of any drive and
set to active
as I know that /boot has to be the first partition and set to active.  I
thought
that / parition can be anywhere it wants to be.

Sheesh, I spent all day Sat/Sun and getting nowhere with FCT2!
Bad-Karma day I suppose.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck Mead [mailto:csm moongroup com]
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 8:07 PM
To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
Subject: Re: Installation of FC T2: GRUB interactive on1st
installandGRUBhangon 2nd install


Daniel B. Thurman wrote:


Hi,

I tried EVERYTHING from grub-install, to interactive grub
so something is very wrong and I am unable to understand
it.  The grub.conf file is correct, the MBR is written
on the same drive as the /boot (although / is on a different
drive, non-active parition) so I have no idea what the problem
is.  Heck, I have installed RH MANY times with no problems,
so why is FCT2 failing for me?

Any ideas???


Does it boot to this:

grub>

and then stop?

If so you can try this...

Type the following at the grub prompt:

root (hd0,0) <then hit enter>
setup (hd0) <then hit enter>

If you get no errors then you can reboot and see if it works.




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