LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-28-2003, 03:48 PM   #1
jigs
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: St. Louis MO
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
grub problem


I installed linux on a second hard disk and then tried rebooting the system from that hard drive. The screen freezes and all I can see is GRUB prompt on the screen and can not enter any command. The partitions on my hard disks look like this

hda1 Win2000
hda2 (extended partition ) Win2000

hdb1 /boot 102 MB ext3
hdb2 / 8 GB
hdb3 /swap 1020 MB ext3

I installed grub on the first sector of the partition and not the MBR since I wanted dual boot. Changed the BIOS setup to boot from hard disk 1 (hdb) but the screen shows GRUB and I cant do anything. I read through the forum, inserted the first RH9 installation CD and started linux in rescue mode. That mounted /mnt/sysimage and then rebooted my system but still the same problem.

also my floppy drive is corrupted so I did not make a boot disketter. Is there any way I can boot RH9 without having to reinstall it ?
 
Old 06-28-2003, 06:38 PM   #2
jailbait
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Linux Mint 17, Linux Mint 18
Posts: 7,809

Rep: Reputation: 294Reputation: 294Reputation: 294
Is there any way I can boot RH9 without having to reinstall it ?

The Red Hat install CD will create a boot floppy. Run next door and borrow a working floppy drive and make yourself a boot floppy.

Last edited by jailbait; 06-28-2003 at 06:41 PM.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
grizzly
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Solaris 9, and IPcop
Posts: 101

Rep: Reputation: 15
I am having the same problem, thinking maybe we can tag team this one. I have redhat 7.3 installed. I put grub onto the MBR. I do have two harddrives. I get the same thing we I boot up. The Bios does it's thing, then grub prints to the screen, and that is it. The only thing I can do is restart. I do have an bootup disk, and I have been using that to get it booted. I have been reading all over, and tried to rewrite the .conf file for Grub, and nothing. It just does the same thing. Could anyone help us out with this? Also, is this a redhat problem, or has anyone had problems with this with the other linux versions?

Mike
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:12 PM   #4
jailbait
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Linux Mint 17, Linux Mint 18
Posts: 7,809

Rep: Reputation: 294Reputation: 294Reputation: 294
"I have been reading all over, and tried to rewrite the .conf file for Grub, and nothing. It just does the same thing"

grizzly,

Have you been issuing grub-install after you change the config file? The config changes do not take effect until you do a grub-install.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Multiboot-with-GRUB.html"
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:43 PM   #5
grizzly
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Solaris 9, and IPcop
Posts: 101

Rep: Reputation: 15
I have not ran grub-install. I must have missed that. I am on a single boot system. The multiboot help seems to have more steps than I actually need. I was actually reading the grub manual at:
http://www.gnu.org/manual/grub-0.92/html_mono/grub.html Thank You for posting the link though. I was unaware that grub-install had to be ran. I will try it as soon as I get home.

Mike
 
Old 06-30-2003, 10:12 PM   #6
grym
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Texas
Distribution: Gentoo/Slackware/Debian/Mandrake
Posts: 285

Rep: Reputation: 30
grub-install

grub-install is only neccessary on the initial installation of grub i multi-boot several linux distros and also constantly change grub since i do a lot of kernel testing. i edit grub.conf add new kernels and reboot, no problem. thats one of it's benefits you don't have to run the installer everytime unlike lilo.

please run info grub for more information
 
Old 07-01-2003, 07:11 PM   #7
jigs
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: St. Louis MO
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
grym thanks a lot. But my initial problem is that I didnot install GRUB on master boot record since I didnt want to mess around with exisiting installation. But, I still havent been able to make GRUB load Linux from my second hard drive. I think I can load using a boot floppy but I want to be able to dual boot without using floppy all the time.

Thanks.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 12:16 PM   #8
grym
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Texas
Distribution: Gentoo/Slackware/Debian/Mandrake
Posts: 285

Rep: Reputation: 30
look here:

http://jaeger.morpheus.net/linux/ntldr.php

You have to do a little adjusting for grub but basically the setup would be the same.

Sorry for the delayed response was going over old mail and just saw your reply
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yet another GRUB problem eqxro Linux - Software 3 08-04-2004 09:27 AM
HDD problem, scancode problem and grub EJ_INSIDE Debian 2 07-15-2004 09:36 AM
Grub setup problem (/boot/grub/stage1 not found) davidas Debian 2 04-28-2004 08:13 PM
GRUB problem... Echs Bochs Linux - General 11 01-27-2004 10:17 PM
GRUB problem pupunk98 Linux - Newbie 7 12-26-2002 04:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration