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Old 08-01-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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boots to "grub> _" screen


http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/...grubScreen.jpg

how do i get past this screen?
 
Old 08-01-2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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We need more information:
1. Do you have Linux installed or do you get that screen because you have deleted Linux?
2. If you have Linux installed, which distribution in which version?
3. Do you have Windows installed?
4. If you have Windows installed, which version?
5. Which OS do you want to start?
6. If your system started properly, what was done before that error occured, for example did you upgrade the system?
 
Old 08-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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1. Yes, Linux installed on a seperate hard drive.
2. Chakra Linux 2011.04
3. Yes but on a different hard drive than the one with Linux.
4. Windows XP SP3
5. What i really wanted was for the option to choose which OS to boot. Like a menu. but if i had to choose a default I want to go with Windows. Right now, When i turn on my computer, it goes to the COMPAQ screen and on the bottom it gives me ESC boot menu, f2 for setup, f12 for recovery. If I dont hit any key it will boot windows normally. If hit the ESC button, then it lists the 2 hard drives installed in the computer. I then can choose what hard drive to use to boot from. If i hit enter for Maxtor Harddrive(original) then it boots up windows normally. If i choose the other hard drive then it goes to the BURG screen.

6.The only thing I did was to add a hard drive. I then installed Linux from an .iso cd to the new hard drive.
 
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Please boot from your live CD/DVD. Open a terminal and launch this command:
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sudo fdisk -l
and post the output here. We also need the contents of a file called menu.lst, you will find that in the /boot-directory of the partition you installed Chakra to, or, if you have used a separate /boot-partition durin install, on the /boot-partition.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 03:27 PM   #5
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waiting.....


ok this what i have on my screen

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/...2011143004.jpg

a bunch of I/O errors on device sr0, logical block...... a lot of numbers



could this be a bad hard drive? i did get it out of one of my old computers in 2004

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Old 08-01-2011, 04:01 PM   #6
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Device sr0 is your CD/DVD drive, this can either be a scratched/dirty disc or a problem with the drive itself. You can test the disc with trying to boot from it on a different computer.
 
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:43 PM   #7
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@erik2282,

While I'm not familiar with Chakra Linux, it looks as though grub cannot find your grub configuration file. Assuming this is the case, I have previously written up a procedure here for resolving it on Red Hat variants. The write up picks up from your initial message of receiving "grub> _". If this works, then you should be able to set the BIOS to boot your linux installed drive and simply modify grub.conf / menu.lst to account for your Windows disk. A google search on dual-booting windows / linux with grub should help you with that information.
 
  


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