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Try booting from the first redhat cd and reinstalling grub:
1) Insert CD1
2) Reboot the system
3) A the "boot:" prompt type "linux rescue"
4) Once the system boots type "chroot /mnt/sysimage"
5) Install grub: /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
6) Check the config file less /boot/grub/grub.conf
7) Reboot "shutdown -r now"
I appreciate ur help. I put # 1 installation cd in the machine, it doesn't boot up to that disk... I didn't get a prompt... Other words I can not reinstall rh9 if I want too... I hope u have some more up ur sleeve... thanks johnny
No problem. When your computer boots at the start look for something like "Press <DEL> to enter setup" or "Press F2 to enter setup". Press whatever key it says. This will take you to the BIOS options. There is usually a section called "advanced options" In there there should be an option(s) to change your boot order. Just set it to boot from the cdrom before the hard disk.
Am sorry but that didn't work either... cd rom is to bootup first... when I install rh9, that all I did to install rh9... The light on the cd rom turn on first before flopped does... Thanks for ur help
That's odd. Maybe you should set it to boot from the floppy first and create a boot floppy from one of the images in the "images" directory on CD1. You can so this using rawrite under windows or dd under linux.
I have a rh9 bootup disk (floppy) when I intall. I can get it to the boot prompt... I type at the prompt linux rescue and it does try to boot up but the bottom line this is what is said.. "Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= optioon to kernel