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Old 04-07-2003, 01:32 AM   #1
Galileo430
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Angry GRUB issue


First let me state..

I'm a Linux NEWB!

I got a copy of Knoppix to try out Linux. I loved it. So I downloaded RedHat and installed the full server version to my second Hard Drive (10GB Ibm, Primary IDE, slave).

The install went fine.. all appeared well but when I reboot my machine..

I get GRUB. I understand this is my boot loader. However all it does is just sit there.. It says "GRUB" and then does nothing. If I hit a key I get a system beep.

I managed to create a new boot disk, which works.. (too bad I don't have one for windows).

Any idea what I did wrong? A way to fix it? Anything I'm kind of desprite here.

Thanks a lot fellow geeks.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 02:12 AM   #2
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have you switched the drives around after installing it or did you install it with the drive on pri slave already? post the contents of your /boot.grub/grub.conf file and clarify the structure of teh partitions on your system. (run fdisk -l to check them if you don't know)
 
Old 04-07-2003, 12:52 PM   #3
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My machine looks like this....

hd0 (C is a FAT32 60GB HD on the Primary IDE cable in the master slot on a cable select cable, with WinMe on it. Yeah, I hate it too. Which brings me to

hd1 (D: or atleast it used to be) is a ext3 10GB HD on the Primary IDE cable in the slave slot on a cable select cable, with RedHat 8.0 on it.

The computer to boot into RedHad with a boot disk, but I lack a boot disk for Windows. Which would have been smart now wouldn't it have?

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdb6
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-14.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 04-07-2003, 03:19 PM   #4
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Okay answered it..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=53739

that and I had forgotten to set my second dive up in bios properly..


Thanks so much for the help.
 
  


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