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Old 08-10-2005, 02:35 PM   #1
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Please help. Install grub problem


Ok, IM installing the newest versian of gentoo. Ive spent the 10 hours going through this tutioral. Bascically everything went smoothly untill i came to the grub. When i run the command grub-install /dev/hda
I get this
end_request : i/o error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request : i/o error on device fd0, logical block 0

and oh boy does it take a while to finish heh.

Im trying really hard and tryed editing the grub.conf but dont know really what im doing with that. ANy help? please?

ive asked questions on here before and you guys are good with answer.
THanks!!!
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:44 PM   #2
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are you using the command "grubconfig" to configure grub?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:46 PM   #3
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nano -w /boot/grub/grub.conf
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:49 PM   #4
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i'm thinking you can't configure it until it's actually installed...

as root, at the prompt, type grubconfig and it should open up a config window that will walk you through getting it installed....one of the choices will be "try simple installation"...that usually works if you're not dual/multi-booting with other os's....

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Old 08-10-2005, 03:05 PM   #5
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The command grubconfig isnt found
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:08 PM   #6
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is grub installed? meaning, the package? what do you get when you type:

whereis grub
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:15 PM   #7
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grub : /sbin/grub /lib/grub /usr/lib/grub /usr/man/man8/grub.8.gz /usr/share/man/man8/grub.8.gz
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:19 PM   #8
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grub is installed....it should boot for you.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:20 PM   #9
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so if i restart, and it doesnt is it going to lose all my work?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:24 PM   #10
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if you've finished the installation, you shouldn't lose anything...but no guarantees here...
but grub is installed, and it may have configured itself during installation...were you root when you tried the command "grubconfig"?

also, check to see what your /boot/grub/menu.lst has to say, to make sure grub is seeing your distro...if it does, you should be good to go.

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Old 08-10-2005, 03:26 PM   #11
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yea, im root right now. and it just doenst find the command, Ill try to restart. and let you know what happens.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:27 PM   #12
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wait when i typed reboot, i get shutdown:./dev/initct1: no such file directory
init: /dev/initct1: no such file directoyy
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:36 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by faheja
wait when i typed reboot, i get shutdown:./dev/initct1: no such file directory
init: /dev/initct1: no such file directoyy
i'm afraid i don't know anything about this part...or "reboot".
i use slackware, and to reboot i just hit ctrl+alt+del and it reboots...so i don't know if it's maybe distro-specific or not...
 
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Did you "exit" the chroot?
 
  


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