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I am running FC4 x86_64 and did a yum update. In the process my kernel updated. But now I just get "GRUB" in the top left corner of my screen when I boot. I have looked at my grub.conf file and it looks basically ok except for the location of the files.
Top line reads: #boot=/dev/sda is this used or is it really just a comment? root (hd0,0)
I know that sda is my raid for data only
sdb1 is /boot
sdb2 is /
sdc1 is swap
sdc2 is another data drive used for MySQL temporary files
I have tried editing the hd0,0 to hd1,0 and hd1,1, to no avail.
I have also tried to reinstall grub by doing an upgrade of my system. As no kernel files are installed grub is not reinstalled... is there a way to force a grub install?
Gethyn: I am sorry if I was not clear at the beginning. I do not get a grub prompt, just the word GRUB at the top left of the screen. I would kill for a prompt of any kind :-)
Another observation though. I can boot from two drives sda and sdb (I have enabled each in turn via fdisk) and still get the same result. I really think that I need to find a way of fooling anaconda into installing grub for me again.
Other suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks, Michael.
I experienced the exact same problem. I think the problem might be that yum installed new versions of the grub stage1 and/or stage2 files which were incompatible with the older version of the grub boot loader in the MBR (which presumably yum didn't update). Can anyone confirm this?