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Old 03-26-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy Grub bootloader problems after Fedora Upgrades


I'm pretty new at linux ¥keep this in mind¤, But wanted to try©
Loaded Fedora 3 on 2nd HD and configured grub bootloader to duel boot WinXP other HD, And it worked fine booting between OS's© Then did the upgrades for Fedora and now when I try to choose WinXP to boot-up I get:
rootnoverify ¥hd0,0¤
chainloader +1
error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

Now I'm sure there's an easy solution, but please keep your answers simple-stupid ¥step by step¤ for me©
Thanks
 
Old 03-27-2005, 12:23 PM   #2
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Can you provide the contects of your /etc/grub.conf?
 
Old 03-27-2005, 02:38 PM   #3
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How Do I get this Info you've requested?
 
Old 03-27-2005, 03:52 PM   #4
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Code:
$cat /boot/grub.conf
copy the stuff printed on screen and post it here.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 11:47 PM   #5
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Question What Dir is cat in?

not sure if this is what you need but it was under
ls /boot
config-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 lost+found
config-2.6.9-1.667 System.map-2.6.10-1.770_FC3
grub System.map-2.6.9-1.667
initrd-2.6.10-1.770_FC3.img vmlinuz-2.6.10-1.770_FC3
initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667

And this is ls /boot/grub
device.map grub.conf minix_stage1_5 stage2
e2fs_stage1_5 iso9660_stage1_5 reiserfs_stage1_5 ufs2_stage1_5
fat_stage1_5 jfs_stage1_5 splash.xpm.gz vstafs_stage1_5
ffs_stage1_5 menu.lst stage1 xfs_stage1_5

Remember I'm real new to Linux and open source language
Need to give instructions step by step on how to find any info.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 07:12 AM   #6
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Copy the command I posted excluding the "$" sign then paste it in a terminal and press enter. Some output will be printed to the screen thats what you need to copy and paste here.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 07:06 PM   #7
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Unhappy copy paste

[kidcurry@localhost ~]$ cat /boot/grub.conf
cat: /boot/grub.conf: No such file or directory
[kidcurry@localhost ~]$

Is there a special directory I'm suppose to be it to do this?
Sorry for the hassle
 
Old 03-28-2005, 08:24 PM   #8
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Can you take a look in your /boot/ directory using Nautilus or Konqueror and check if a file called grub.conf (or menu.lst) is present. If its not present in there can you check in /boot/grub/.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 09:00 PM   #9
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[kidcurry@localhost ~]$ ls /boot/grub
device.map grub.conf minix_stage1_5 stage2
e2fs_stage1_5 iso9660_stage1_5 reiserfs_stage1_5 ufs2_stage1_5
fat_stage1_5 jfs_stage1_5 splash.xpm.gz vstafs_stage1_5
ffs_stage1_5 menu.lst stage1 xfs_stage1_5
 
Old 03-28-2005, 09:25 PM   #10
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Ok, you have the right file in the right place, so you need to run
Code:
$cat /boot/grub.conf
or open it using a text editor and paste the text here. Don't copy the $ sign just "cat /boot/grub.conf".

Last edited by reddazz; 03-28-2005 at 09:26 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 09:38 PM   #11
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It keeps saying cat does not exist.
I must be missing something

[kidcurry@localhost ~]$ cat /boot/grub.conf
cat: /boot/grub.conf: No such file or directory
 
Old 03-28-2005, 10:15 PM   #12
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[kidcurry@localhost ~]$ cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
cat: /boot/grub/grub.conf: Permission denied
 
Old 03-29-2005, 03:35 AM   #13
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I wonder why you don't have "cat". anyway how about opening the file with a text editor such as emacs or whatever you feel comfortable using.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 06:50 AM   #14
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Talking cat n dog game !

seems like we are playing a game where kidcurry cannot find cat (or grub.conf) and other members are hell bent on helping him find his cat
well thats the great spirit of this forum i love

coming to point, kidcurry try to browse around and get familiar with your filesystem. Locate grub.conf file and post the contents here please. (you can practically do so by browsing or using the command named "locate"). If you get permission denied while reading/opening the file then may be you can try using root login to read it, PROVIDED YOU DO NO MODIFY ANYTHING THEREIN! - be cautious with your root login !!
 
Old 03-29-2005, 10:33 AM   #15
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Yeah it feels like that doesn't it. Well, I am sure we'll get a positive result soon It kinda reminds me of when I was a newbie.
 
  


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