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Old 07-29-2003, 03:10 AM   #1
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grub won't boot anymore....


hey y'all

well, i was trying to install a new kernel (2.4.21) and everything seemed to be going fine except when i rebooted, grub didn't load anymore. so i tried putting everything back to the way it was but it still won't work anymore. when i try to boot ( red hat and grub in the second partition, windows in the mbr) i don't even get the red hat picture - instead it just says Lil- (it seems rather ominous). my grub.conf looks like this:

default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.7-10)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10 ro root=/dev/hda2
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.7-10.img

i think that is exactly how it used to be. and everything is in its right directory. and i even got rid of all the new kernel stuff. but it still won't boot.... except from the boot disk. i did notice that the initrd file on my boot disk is a different size then the one in /boot
is that significant in any way? any suggestions?

hope lots of people out there are a lot more knowledgable than me....

quark

Last edited by quark; 07-29-2003 at 03:12 AM.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 05:43 AM   #2
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lil- is lilo not grub.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 12:15 PM   #3
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but it's always been grub before?!?! and i have a grub.conf but no lilo nothin'? so what the heck is going on? please help!

quark
 
Old 07-29-2003, 12:32 PM   #4
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To reinstall grub run "grub-install <putdevicehere>"
 
  


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