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Old 10-08-2003, 07:47 AM   #1
zstingx
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after fresh install of RH9 - can boot only from diskette


Hello,
I had installed RH9 ; After installation I can
reboot only from a floppy diskette ;
I get the following error whe
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS
ENTER
This is a new computer (2.4 GHz) , new Disk (Maxtor 40g).

AFTER rebooting from diskette I can access
the hard disk.

what can be the problem ?
regards
sting
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:51 AM   #2
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No bootloader/not installed properly?
Once you boot, you can install lilo or grub. For lilo, make a config file for it (/etc/lilo.conf) with the help of the lilo.conf manual page. Then run 'lilo' to install lilo.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:54 AM   #3
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Hi,

It sounds like your boot loader isn't installed properly. If your 40GB Maxtor is Primary Master, type (as root) grub-install /dev/hda

>Craig

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