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Re: Re-installing GRUB on FC3



On 2004-12-19 (Sunday) 20:40, Pete Toscano wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have a dual-boot system at home.  I needed to re-install XP and it, as 
> expected, nuked the GRUB install that was put there when I installed FC3.
> 
> This is an IDE-only system with hda and hdc being DVD drives.  hde and 
> hdg are my hard drives.  The boot partition is hdg1 and the root 
> partition is LVM on /dev/VolGroup00/root.  XP is hde1.
> 
> When I try "grub-install --root-directory=/boot /dev/hde" from the 
    I think you don't need ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this. AFAIK this is
relative to your boot partition (--root-directory).

> command line as root and reboot, I get the following:
> 
> ==============================
> GRUB Loading stage1.5.
> 
> 
> 
> GRUB loading, please wait...
> Error 5
> ==============================
> 
> If I boot from my GRUB boot floppy, then load the config file on my 
> /boot partition ("configfile (hd1,0)/grub/grub.conf"), everything works 
> fine.  I've tried various combinations of grub-install from the command 
> line and install and setup from the GRUB shell after booting from the 
> floppy, but the result is always as above.
> 
> Here's the device.map:
> 
> (fd0) /dev/fd0
> (hd0) /dev/hde
> (hd1) /dev/hdg
> 
> Here's the grub.conf (with comments stripped):
> 
> default=0
> timeout=5
> title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.681_FC3)
>  root (hd1,0)
>  kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.681_FC3 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/root
>  initrd /initrd=2.6.9-1.681_FC3.img
> title WinXP
>  rootnoverify (hd0,0)
>  chainloader +1
> 
> I know the GRUB can be installed and works fine (since it did after the 
> FC3 install), but I have yet to find the magic combination that'll work 
> now.  Any suggestions for how to get this to run so I don't have to keep 
> booting from floppy?
> 
> Thanks,
> pete
> 

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