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Old 04-02-2005, 03:03 PM   #1
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Problems with Grub/booting


I've just installed Gentoo, only to find that I did something wrong! My nvidia-kernel never emerged right, so now I need to boot from the Gentoo LiveCD again and fix the problem.

Problem is, although my BIOS is set to boot from the CDROM drive first, GNU GRUB opens first (v.94) and after scanning their documentation for ways to boot from a CD, I've found none.

Any advice or solutions? I'm willing to completely redo the install if I have to, it's not that hard, but I CAN'T BOOT.

Also, if effort is made to boot from the kernel as of now, it simply hangs there (root (hd0,0); kernel /kernel-2.6.11-r3; boot).

I followed the gentoo install docs to the letter as far as how to partition (using the example).
 
Old 04-02-2005, 05:23 PM   #2
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Somethings not right in the BIOS, or with the disk.

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Problem is, although my BIOS is set to boot from the CDROM drive first, GNU GRUB opens first
If it checked the disk, then it should never reach GRUB. Double check bios, make sure you disable booting from any other devices. and see if the CD drive lights up at all.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 06:33 PM   #3
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Ehh, still not working.

Yes, the CD is being checked, yes the lights are working. When effort was made to disable all of the other devices, upon reboot I was given a message to insert bootable media/reconfigure to a bootable device. (This is also happening on an old laptop of mine, though I've gotten no clues there either)

Thanks for the help so far, though
 
Old 04-02-2005, 08:03 PM   #4
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I'd try another disk, If its lighting up, then its trying to boot the disk and failing. Maybe it's got damaged?
 
Old 04-03-2005, 01:09 AM   #5
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I've tried my Knoppix disk, my older Gentoo disk, and my Suse 9.2 disk, all giving the same errors...
 
Old 04-03-2005, 01:40 PM   #6
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*RESOLVED*

I fiddled with the boot order some more, eventually turning off the floppy and otherwise resetting it to its original state, rendering magically successful.

Thanks for all the help!
 
  


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