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Old 06-01-2003, 03:38 PM   #1
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Error Loading Operating System


I recently installed RH9 on a system that has 4 IDE drives in it. I used HDA as the boot drive and created a boot partition first, followed by swap and root. However, after install it says "Error loading operating system".

However, it will boot off of the bootdisk that was created during the install just fine. Any idea what the problem is and how I can get it to boot from the drive?

Thanks,
Carl
 
Old 06-01-2003, 06:25 PM   #2
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lilo problem?

This sounds like a problem with lilo (or grub if you are using grub). Take a look at /etc/lilo.conf to see if it is set up correctly. Then run the lilo program.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 07:18 PM   #3
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Looks right

I am using grub and everything works ok...is there a way to reload grub into the MBR?
 
Old 06-01-2003, 08:27 PM   #4
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Check your hard disk is set up properly in your BIOS
 
Old 06-01-2003, 08:59 PM   #5
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reloading grub

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I am using grub and everything works ok...is there a way to reload grub into the MBR?
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I have never used grub. Here is a link to a HOWTO for grub.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux+Win9x+Grub-HOWTO/
 
Old 06-01-2003, 10:13 PM   #6
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Fixed!

Thanks for all your help. I did the following so I'm not sure which fixed it:

I. ran grub-install /dev/hda to reload it into the MBR

II. Found a setting in the bios that showed a boot order for the hard drives (Had no clue that was there) to /dev/hda

Thanks again,
Carl
 
Old 06-01-2003, 10:21 PM   #7
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Apparently you had chosen to not install the bootloader on install.
 
  


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