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Old 03-31-2004, 12:25 AM   #1
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Question Getting Rid Of Boot Floppy?


Newbie Question!

When I installed Fedora Core 1, it suggested that I use a boot floppy. I did so. The system boots very well from a floppy.

My problem is that now I want it to boot WITHOUT the floppy! I've been unable to figure out how to do that. I've got grub installed on the hard drive in /dev/hda and the /dev/hda1 partition is set to active and bootable, but no clue what to do from there...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 03-31-2004, 12:41 AM   #2
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this is from the man page
Quote:
SEE ALSO
The full documentation for grub is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and grub programs are properly installed at your site, the
command

info grub

should give you access to the complete manual.
or go here.....
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/

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Old 03-31-2004, 02:02 AM   #3
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Unhappy GRUB

Well, I've spent some hours (10? 20?) going through the manual pages on Grub before this...The PC will come up with the grub prompt but it won't read it's /boot/menu.lst file.

Even if I enter in the commands manually:
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz
initrd /initrd.img <- (Tried with and without, does the same thing)
boot

I get several errors when it starts booting including:
EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=09:02, iso_blknum=16, block32
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 09:02

And there it sits...Frozen.

Not sure why a boot menu isn't coming up and not sure why it's not booting off the hard drive even when I tell it to...

Any ideas for this very clueless newbie?

Orion
 
Old 03-31-2004, 04:47 AM   #4
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root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 ro
initrd /initrd.img <- (Tried with and without, does the same thing)

Last edited by Boow; 03-31-2004 at 04:55 AM.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 04:37 PM   #5
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Nope...Same problem exactly. Thank you though!


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Old 04-06-2004, 06:22 AM   #6
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Anyone else have any ideas? Isn't there some FAQ somewhere that contains how to take Fedora off the Boot Floppy and onto the Hard Drive?

Is there some reason why GRUB doesn't let it boot when I enter the commands (i.e. am I entering the commands wrong?) from the command prompt?

Any help is appreciated!

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Old 04-06-2004, 05:33 PM   #7
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Try to make a simlink of /boot/menu.lst to /boot/grub folder, I think it should be there.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 04:06 AM   #8
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No luck with any of that, so I simply wiped the puppy and did a complete re-install. Lo! Behold! It works fine now. :-)

Thanks for the help everyone!

Orion
 
  


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