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Old 01-01-2005, 04:47 AM   #1
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Bad Install


I just installed Fedora 2. When I booted up for the first time, I got this error message:

root (hd1,0)

Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet

Error 15: File not found

I have installed this on a scsci hard drive, not sure if this makes a differnce. Where do I go from here?
 
Old 01-01-2005, 04:58 AM   #2
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You're using GRUB as a bootloader, right?

Looks like an error in menu.lst. Start the box and use the 'edit' option when GRUB starts. You'll need to change
Code:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
so that it reads
Code:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=(hd0,1) LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
. If that works, make the change permanent by editing /boot/grub/menu.lst in the same way.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 01:13 PM   #3
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I am unable to make out the text when the computer starts up. I am using Bit Defender to edit the file, but the effects don't seem to taking effect. I edited /mnt/sda1/boot/menu.lst. I changed it the way you had described earlier. But when I booted up, it did not change anything that I added in the menu.lst.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 01:56 PM   #4
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Not sure if this is the problem, but IIRC, menu.lst is just a link to the file grub.conf, try editing that one...

HTH

Scott McNeely
 
Old 01-01-2005, 02:12 PM   #5
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I just edited the gub.conf. And I still get the same thing. Does it make a differnce that I am using a scsi drive (my main drive with the OS) as well as an ide (my spare). The grub boot screen doesn't even show up. Is there a way to re-install grub?
 
Old 01-01-2005, 02:27 PM   #6
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boot into the fedora rescue mode (at the install boot prompt, type linux rescue), mount the system, it will tell you how to do that, and type grub-install hdx where hdx is where your MBR is. taht should reinstall it.

it would be a good idea to search the forums to make sure i have all of the details right...

Scott McNeely
 
Old 01-01-2005, 02:46 PM   #7
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I tried running the setup again and changing the bootloader. I should of wrote down what it said, but pretty much the MBR is on the hdd and it should be on sda. And after i change everything the way it should be, it tells me that it will not save the settings because I made no kernel update. Grrr.

I am in the shell right now. grub-install sda gives me /sbin/grub: Not found.
 
  


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