Originally Posted by cyber.scientist
Hi all again
thank you for your response, but I didnt understand the above comments from amani.
I dont think its to do with the grub not being installed properly. I say this because even when i try to install windows or any other OS on this hard drive it just simply fails to boot up.
So i gus this problem is a bit more involved that i initially thought.
Boot from the CD\DVD
use "rescue installed system" it's the third entry down iirc.
Keep clicking yes or continue
When you finally get to a black screen with something like
sh# type in "chroot /mnt/sysimage" without the quotes, click enter.
Then type in "grub-install /dev/sda" without the quotes, click enter.
Now try rebooting without cd\dvd in drive.
Q? Did you install from an Fedora9 full DVD or a liveCD (there can be quirks)
To mmaybe work out any hd\fs errors If it's live Fedora CD\Knoppix boot from it.
Use the second button, and click unmount for you hard disk,
Then in a terminal\console "Applications > Terminal"
as root "su - root"
type in "blkid"
your are looking for something like "/dev/sda1: LABEL="/boot" UUID="NumbersandLetters" TYPE="ext3" "
/dev/sda2: LABEL="/home" UUID="NumbersandLetters" TYPE="ext3" SEC_TYPE="ext2 (if seperate home)"
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00: LABEL="Fedora-9-Live-i6" UUID="NumbersandLetters" TYPE="ext3"
type in "fsck /dev/sda1(2,3) whatver they are called, you may not be exactly the same.
The important ones bein /boot, /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00, and /home if there.
When you have that info:
type in "fsck /dev/sda1 (/boot) Whatever you got for above blkid.
If it saye volume is mounted click NO-N
Otherwise clikc yes Y
Do the same command for /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00, /home