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Old 11-20-2003, 04:00 PM   #1
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Gentoo Grub Error (Fresh Install)


Hi,

I just installed Gentoo 1.4. Upon attempting to boot, I get the following:

Code:
Booting 'Gentoo Linux'

root (hd0,0)
  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/kernel-KV root=/dev/hda4

Error 15: File not found.
my boot partition should be hda1, my root should be hda4

Anyone have any recommendations on what I can try to boot this system? I did create a boot floppy.

Thanks for any help.

Dave
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:52 PM   #2
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try modifying the /boot/kernel-KV to the actual kernel version.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 05:50 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Zerodark
try modifying the /boot/kernel-KV to the actual kernel version.
*blushes like a Japanese girl and goes 'tee hee' *... okay...i guess I took the manual a little too literally. I will try it. Thanks.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 08:29 AM   #4
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Okay, I can get to the "grub>" prompt, but whenever I try to run the command

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kernel (hd0,0)/boot/kernel-genkernel root=/dev/hda4
It still says file not found. Am I pointing to the wrong drive with the "hd0,0" parameter? My root is on hda4, would that translate to hd0,3?

Such a n00b with this bootloader stuff....got lulled into stupidity by Redhat which used to do all this for me.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 11:23 AM   #5
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What is the kernel named?

I think you took the directions to literal again

Kernel-KV stands for kernel-(kernel version)

you should be able to ls /boot and set your /boot/grub/grub.conf as appropriate.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 01:02 PM   #6
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Re: What is the kernel named?

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I think you took the directions to literal again

Kernel-KV stands for kernel-(kernel version)

you should be able to ls /boot and set your /boot/grub/grub.conf as appropriate.
I can't boot into the system, but I can get to the "grub>" prompt at boot time. Is there an easy way to edit grub.conf from this prompt, or a way to boot manually into the system from this prompt?
 
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use the command line for grub

Yes

When the menu comes up type c for command, this should put you at a prompt. Then type in root (hd0,0) and hit enter. Of course use whatever ever the root partition for your system is.

Then type kernel (hd0,0) /boot/kernel "TAB KEY" this should present you with a list of kernels found in your /boot directory.

Re-type kernel (hd0,0) /boot/kernel-2.2.22-ck2 or whatever the name of the kernel is then type boot

This should get you back in to your system.

Otherwise use the gentoo live cd to boot then chroot over to your boot partition.
 
  


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