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Old 04-12-2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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Install discs not recognized.


I'm not new to installing linux I just always have a million problems when I go to do it. I have a set of install CD's for Red Hat 9, all verified and installed 2 times before yet when I put the first disc in at loading time the installer does not load, instead GRUB 0.95 comes up at the command line.

This is very strange as my hard drive was completley formatted during a failed RH9 installation before hand (the install failed due to corrupt RPM). I think GRUB got installed on there before the RPM problem was caught and the install was aborted, now it is stuck.

I checked to make sure that the order of boot is from CD -> Floppy -> Hard Drive in BIOS. Yet still it seems to be loading GRUB instead of my install cd. Even on how to format the hard drive (which should help).

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Old 04-12-2006, 01:59 PM   #2
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Grub was probably installed on the Master Boot record, which is not cleared in a standard format. The MBR is the first thing your BIOS looks at when determining how to boot from the hard disk. As far as your CD is concerned, it sounds like the CD is corrupted since you stated that you were able to boot form it before. I would try it on another computer to see if it is a CD problem or a problem with you BIOS.

Hope this was of some help,
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:04 AM   #3
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I'll check out the CD in another computer and also try a WinXP cd to see if i can boot that.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 10:35 AM   #4
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Ok, the disc that I was trying (Red Hat 9 Disc #1) is not corrupted, I tried it in another computer and the loader came up. GRUB is being called before the CD, not sure if trying a WINXP cd will do anything.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 01:03 PM   #5
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WinXp disc has the same problem as the RH9 disc, GRUB is loading before it checks the CD drive, although this is not how it should be working according to BIOS.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 05:56 PM   #6
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So basically I need to get GRUB off my MBR, any ideas?
 
Old 04-13-2006, 06:15 PM   #7
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So basically I need to get GRUB off my MBR, any ideas?
No, GRUB won't be called when CD boots. You need to find out why your CD-ROM is not bootable or why it isn't first boot device.
 
  


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