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Re: Grub not found [MAGICALLY SOLVED]



Thanks Mike;

On Wed, 2006-03-05 at 19:11 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> William Case wrote:
> > Hi;
> > 
> > I am trying to help a friend install Linux for the first time as a dual
> > boot using two hard drives.  For FC5 I keep getting "ERROR: no operating
> > system found." on the first re-boot.
> 
> Did you set the Active (Bootable) bit on that partition?
> This may be coming from the BIOS if not.
> 
> Could we please see the output of
> 
> # fdisk -l
> 
> ?
> 
> > WindowsXP pro is on hda; hdc contains FC5.
> > 
> > BIOS is set to boot hdc first.  Grub is installed in /boot/grub/.
> > grub.conf appears to be written correctly with Linux as the default.
> 
> Erm, it needs to be *installed* on the MBR or the BR of one of
> the partitions.
> 
> [snip]
> 
> HTH
> 
> Mike

Turned on my friend's machine this morning and Fedora Core was there!?
Believe me, yesterday I had turned off the computer and/or rebooted
several times.  Apparently, he had moved his Hard Drives around last
evening.  Nothing worked.  Today he put them back to the original
configuration and everything fires up.  

So, thanks to his House Hold Gnomes.  Next he will end up with a
basement full of shoes.

Regards Bill


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