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Old 06-10-2007, 02:06 PM   #16
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Swap is always needed as a separate partition.

On record I have installed every of my Linux in a single partition, Red Hat 9 and Fc2 to FC6 included.

Red Hat is server-orientated distro and multiple partitions may be useful to the administrator who wants to play tunes with the read/write access for the users.

For a desktop machine you will find single partition Linux is easier to boot, to maintain, to diagnose, to resize and ultimately to migrate.
Thanks for replies.i installled FC6 again with a single partition on my disk. Now it seems to recognize the files in /boot/grub. But problem remains. Bootloader still doesnt load. İt says "GRUB loading stage2" and thats all. it doesn't go any further. Any ideas?
 
Old 06-10-2007, 02:21 PM   #17
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You may need to restore Grub as it is common for an installer to have more bugs than the distro itself.

The Fedora installation has a rescue mode with which you can boot into terminal mode. Perhaps the easiest to restore Grub in such a case, assuming your new FC6 partition is (hd0,2), which is sda3 in Linux, the command would be
Code:
grub
root (hd0,2)
setup (hd0)
quit
reboot
Make the necessary adjustment if your new FC6 is in another partition. For booting from a USB disk MBR the setup should always be (hd0).
 
Old 06-10-2007, 02:29 PM   #18
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You may need to restore Grub as it is common for an installer to have more bugs than the distro itself.

The Fedora installation has a rescue mode with which you can boot into terminal mode. Perhaps the easiest to restore Grub in such a case, assuming your new FC6 partition is (hd0,2), which is sda3 in Linux, the command would be
Code:
grub
root (hd0,2)
setup (hd0)
quit
reboot
Make the necessary adjustment if your new FC6 is in another partition. For booting from a USB disk MBR the setup should always be (hd0).
ok thanks i'll try it now
 
Old 06-10-2007, 02:50 PM   #19
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well on device.map it says sda is hd0, but in grub when i use the geometry command, it says sda is hd1. i think that's because on booting from disk it gets the real settings but on rescue mode, it sees the local hdd first or so. whatever, i ran the commands you say and now it freezes at stage 1.5 it says "GRUB loading stage1.5 please wait" but does nothing. what should i do? (thank you very much for your time)
 
Old 06-10-2007, 03:35 PM   #20
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If your installed FC6's device.map tells us (hd0) is your sda and now Grub reports sda is (hd1) that means you are now booting the MBR of hda and have altered the Bios setting since the installation when both disks were supposed present.

You may need to restore Windows MBR to boot the MS system when the USB disk is unplugged.
 
  


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