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Old 03-11-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
crazibri
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Question Fedora Core 4 - Install, Missing Grub Menu


Hello, I've been spending the last 4 hours trying to install Fedora Core 4. I installed it using the local install, which worked fine.
The problem I run into is when I reboot, I get the plain grub command line, no menu.
Seems to be a FC4 grub install issue or something.

I can get into FC4 or Windows by manually typing the commands out, but when my fionce wants to use the computer, she'll freak out if she has to type some command on boot, lol

Anyway, I'm a Suse user and I've used RH9 in the past which brings back memories why I switched to Suse. I want to get FC4 working so please help

I was able to boot w/ Knoppix and read my /boot partition and the grub.conf and it looks fine. I'm thinking the device map is my problem.

Device Map:
# this device map was generated by anaconda
(fd0) /dev/fd0
(hd0) /dev/hda

--thats it!?


My partition setup:
/dev/hda WinXP
/dev/hdb FC4
/dev/hdd Fat32 (for transfering files)

now my command that I use to boot FC4 is as follows:
Root(hd1,1)
Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
Initrd /initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img
boot

I got these from grub.conf
Now why isnt the nice and fancy grub menu not displaying?
Grub is installed on /dev/hdb (/boot partition) and during installation I did tell it to write Grub to MBR on /dev/hda.

As a last resort, I tried the force LBA and it didnt change my issue.

Any suggestions?

Last edited by crazibri; 03-11-2006 at 06:34 PM.
 
Old 03-11-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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To install grub to the mbr on /dev/hda, you can do
Code:
#grub-install /dev/hda
 
Old 03-11-2006, 07:00 PM   #3
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Does that just override the MBR? It doesnt create a /boot there right? Since WinXP uses the whole /dev/hda?
 
Old 03-11-2006, 07:13 PM   #4
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Ok, I fixed my problem.

grub> root (hd1,1) (since fedora /boot is on /hdb)
grub> setup (hd0) (still the mbr of the first hd)


Reboot

Grub menu appeared
 
Old 03-11-2006, 07:53 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by crazibri
Does that just override the MBR? It doesnt create a /boot there right? Since WinXP uses the whole /dev/hda?
Well, I am glad you solved it. The method I posted above would have the same outcome as you got from grubs command prompt.
 
  


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