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Old 08-27-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
rossAINTfakin
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grub issues/yoper install failed.


im on the search for the perfect distro, and ive tried suse, mdk, and fedora core 2, fedora core 2 was my latest venture, and it ran sluggish on my box, so i decided to test yet another, so i took my box to my freinds place, and downloaded yoper. i burned the iso to a cd from windows, and rebooted into cd. all starts off well, i get to partition my drives, and i want linux to have its own hdd, so i have a 20 gig for it, i make a swap file of 256mb and use the rest for a file system ext 3. then i proceed to the next step and it tells me there is no linux file system. and installation failed.

and when i reboot without the yoper cd in, grub wont boot into windows from my fc2 install.

any ideas?

i wish i could be more specific on the error messages, but right now the only working comp i have is at work.

Thanks,
 
Old 08-27-2004, 12:21 PM   #2
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hi
to remove grub do this

boot from a win98 cd
at the command prompt
#fdisk /mbr
will remve grub and rewrite the windows MBR to it


or boot from a winxp/200 cd in to recovery console
and use "fixmbr"

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-27-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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ill definately try that, but i still want linux on the system as well, if i perhaps re-install fedora core will that work?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 01:50 PM   #4
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hi
try the above and se if windows works
if it works then boot from ur first CD of fedora
go to linux rescue
#chroot /mnt/sysimage

then
#vi /etc/grub.conf

and post that grub.conf here
will see whats wrong there

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