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Re: F7-x86-64 Stopped Booting - GRUB Issue



At 7:50 AM -0700 10/9/07, Raymond C. Rodgers wrote:
>Up until this past weekend, I had a very happy dual boot configuration
>with Windows XP (32 bit) and Fedora 7 x86-64 on my machine. It had been
>a few weeks since I had last booted Linux, and I hadn't had any problems
>with it before now. I got the latest kernel and other updates via yum as
>I normally do, but when I went to reboot, all I got was a simple text
>message saying "GRUB" in the upper left hand corner of my screen, and
>that's all I've gotten ever since.
>
>I just tried to do an upgrade install of Fedora 7 to fix the issue, and
>specifically told it to replace the boot loader configuration on the
>proper partition, but that didn't work to correct the issue. A little
>more detail is that I'm using the Windows XP boot.ini/boot configuration
>to load WinXP or to load GRUB which in turn loads Linux. Could this be
>an issue where I need to get a new copy of the boot sector for F7?
 ...

Yes.  You've done something that moved updated the files in /boot that GRUB
uses, and the bootsector will have been updated, but not the copy of the
bootsector that NTLDR (and boot.ini) are using, so GRUB can't find Stage 2.
You can be a hostage to fortune for quite some time after updating GRUB,
until installing, say, a new kernel overwrites the free space that still
contained a copy of GRUB Stage 2.
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