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Re: FC6Pre nfs install fails



On Sun, Oct 01, 2006 at 11:02:41AM -0400, Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-10-01 at 10:50 -0400, Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote:
> > Somewhere around 70% into the install process some file conflict results
> > and installation halts.
> 
> I tried to upgrade to recover my batched install but now all I get is
> the "grub>" prompt.
> 
> Can anyone help me get out of this mess?

If you are really something like 70% done then most likely you do
have a bootable if an incomplete system (unless initrd for your
kernel was not written yet).  Pretty good chance that you have
at least a workable text-mode console.  The catch is that a grub
installation, which means a boot sector among other things, is
done close to the very end.

You can do two things.  You can boot your system typing
boot commands directly at a grub prompt.  Start with
root(<whatever>)
to point to that device where your kernel and initrd reside.
grub helps expanding possible choices.  See 'info grub' for
more information.  Once you booted then you can install
grub yourself.  Check "Installing GRUB natively" section in
'info grub'.

Other option is to boot from your installation media in
a "rescue" mode, use that to get to your disk and install
grub on a disk from there.

After that you may proceed with fixing your installation
manually.  'yum update' as the first step should at least
fill out all missing dependencies.

   Michal


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