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Old 03-24-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
threeptxstance
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Cool booting issue with GRUB


I have two hard drives one with windows XP and one with Fedora 5 installed. I installed the GRUB boot loader. There was an issue where I could not connect to the internet using Fedora 5 but was able to connect to the net with Windows XP. I could not understand how to fix the issue so I tried reinstalling Fedora 5. Windows XP on the C drive and Fedora on the D drive. After trying to resintall Fedora 5, the GRUB loader just showed "GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB" looping over and over again...I read in forums that going to the BIOS and changing the HDs from AUTO to DETECT I believe...I do not have anyother options other then AUTO or OFF in my BIOS...I cant get into Windows XP or Fedora 5Anyone have any suggestions? Any help is much appreciated...Thanks
 
Old 03-25-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
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I would suggest booting with a "Live CD" such as Ubuntu or Knoppix. Mount the drive with Fedora as say "/mnt/hdb1". I believe Ubuntu will do this automatically. Check that that your /mnt/hdb1/boot/grub/menu.lst is correct. It should end with:
Quote:
# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title Windows NT/2000/XP (loader)
root (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1
If this is ok then you should consider re-installing grub. Look at this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351

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Stefan
 
Old 03-31-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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thanks

thanks well i got advice to use "fixmbr" wwhille in the windows recovery with the xp install cd...now i am facing a different issue...i have fedora installed on my d drive and windows on my c drive...i installed the grub bootloader on the d drive but it wont boot using that. I am not able to get to the d drive to get to the fedora os...any suggestions?
 
Old 03-31-2008, 03:38 PM   #4
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It sounds like you need to bone up on GRUB. You might find what you need here:

http://www.novell.com/documentation/...l/ch07s04.html

There is a section on changing the hard drive sequence that could be what you're looking for.
 
  


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