LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-09-2004, 05:20 PM   #1
whatthe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Installation failed mid-install, now grub is all I have!


{I posted this earlier in the Fedora forum, but by the stats no one is even browsing in it -- sorry if you see it twice....}

OK, this has me thoroughly confused -- I was installing FC1 on a laptop with nothing else on it, from CDs that I have used many times before without incident, and it locked up on me while trying to mount CD#2 (even though it passed the media check!).

Now I can't get the laptop to boot from CD#1 ! Or from a boot floppy I made on a Win box from the img on CD#1.

Or at least I don't think I can -- all I get, no matter what drive I tell it to boot from, is the "grub> " prompt. What am I supposed to do with that?

I don't know how to tell how far the install got before. I'd be fine with starting over a fresh install, but I cant figure out how to get around this grub prompt and just boot from the CD!

Any ideas?

Thanks, W

Update: messing around on the GRUB manual page, I can get it to almost boot up the half-botched install from the HD. But how do I make it boot from the CD or the floppy drive? The HD, even if I ever get it to boot properly, will be a corrupted system, won't it?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
Genesee
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 927

Rep: Reputation: 30
is the BIOS set to boot from the cdrom?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 05:32 PM   #3
whatthe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Yeah. I've tried putting both the CDROM and floppy drive first in boot-order, and it appears to me that it's not having any effect.

Seems like its booting from the HD any way I try it.

In fact, when I get the grub prompt, I can try "root (fd0)" ... and it returns a read error -- I can hear it accessing the floppy, but to no effect.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Install of Ubuntu failed - how do I get rid of the GRUB Loader? supapat Linux - Newbie 2 11-18-2005 09:11 PM
grub issues/yoper install failed. rossAINTfakin Linux - Newbie 3 08-27-2004 01:50 PM
bailing from urmpi in mid-installation locks urmpi database.... pdmackenzie Mandriva 2 06-17-2004 12:40 PM
Installation failed mid-install, now grub> prompt is all I have! whatthe Fedora - Installation 4 03-09-2004 09:43 PM
install failed, GRUB freezes on boot. Pathian Linux - General 3 11-09-2003 10:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration