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RE: Installation of FC T2: GRUB interactive on 1st installandGRUBhang on 2nd install



On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 08:07, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Oh wow... that would imply that I would have to manually
> scrub the hda drive and reinstall? I did previously had
> RH9 on it and when I installed the FCT2, I did a new 
> install on it...  you would think that the FC should
> have partitioned, reformatted, and installed a new
> MBR ???
> 
> Is there a way to force a reinstall of the MBR using
> grub in linux rescue to be sure so that I can save
> 2+ hours of reinstall?
> 
> Thanks,
> Dan
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Kloiber [mailto:ckloiber ckloiber com]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 5:00 PM
> To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
> Subject: RE: Installation of FC T2: GRUB interactive on 1st
> installandGRUBhang on 2nd install
> 
> 
> On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 07:57, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I did a little more researching but nothing gave me any
> > clues to what is going on and why GRUB hangs...  I inserted
> > CD1 and ran linux rescue and found:
> > 
> > My drives and partitions are:
> > /dev/hda1	/boot  (active)
> > /dev/hdb3	/
> > 
> > /etc/grub.conf
> > # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> > #
> > # ... blah, blah...
> > #boot=/dev/hda1
> > default=0
> > timeout=10
> > splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> > title Fedora Core (2.6.3-2.1.253.2.1)
> > 	root (hd0,0)
> > 	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.3-2.1.253.2.1 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
> > 	initrd /initrd-2.6.3-2.1.253.2.1.img
> > 
> > The above configuration file is correct, so... why
> > is GRUB hanging when starting up?
> > 
> > All I get on a boot up is all the usual pc bootup text,
> > then after that a cleared screen with a black background
> > and 4 characters in white:
> > 
> > GRUB[]
> > 
> > where [] is the block-cursor.
> > 
> > Best regards,
> > Dan
> 
> #boot=/dev/hda1
> 
> I would guess that you have an older grub installed in /dev/hda that
> does not know where your current system is installed. So it's never
> getting as far as the grub in /dev/hda1.
> 
> -- 
> Chris Kloiber

A simple 'fdisk /mbr' from a Windows 98 emergency boot floppy should
suffice if you want to keep grub on /dev/hda1. Otherwise adjust
grub.conf to use /dev/hda, and run 'grub-install /dev/hda' from rescue
mode.

-- 
Chris Kloiber




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