Timothy Murphy wrote: > I ran preupgrade on an ancient Thinkpad T20 > which was running Fedora-8. > (I hadn't used it for a year or so.) > > Preupgrade seemed to run OK, > but when I re-booted for the second time > (ie after installing the upgrade) > I got the dreaded GRUB message, > which I take to mean that the grub installation > has got itself screwed up in some way. > > I got out my trusty Knoppix-5.1 CD, > which saw everything on my hard disk clearly, > mounted /dev/hda8 as /mnt/hda8 and /dev/hda2 as /mnt/hda8/boot , > and chroot-ed to /mnt.hda8 . > But when I ran > #grub > #grun> root (hd0,1) > I got the message > Error 21: Selected disk does not exist > > To cut a long story short, when I ran > #/mnt/hda8/sbin/grub > I no longer got this message, and was able to install grub with > #setup (hd0) > > Just a story, with no moral. > > One thing for future reference - you need /boot mounted where it normally is in relation to / for this to work correctly. It also works better if you chroot to the / directory... Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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