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Old 08-22-2003, 01:36 PM   #1
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Smile Power Failure, cause bootup to grub


I had a power failure and when I started the machine it goes to grub and I don't have a clue how to fix the problem... Hope someone can help me with this problem.. Have a good day... Thanks

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Old 08-22-2003, 01:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

When you say it "goes to grub". What do you see on the screen. Grub is used to start the boot proccess and is invoked each time you boot linux.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:42 PM   #3
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the way you mention it, johhny, this isnt a problem, just choose your OS and it will[should] boot. but im sure this is just a miscommunication
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:47 PM   #4
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All I can see on the screen is Grub>
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:47 PM   #5
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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"
 
Old 08-22-2003, 05:12 PM   #6
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Hi divid
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
 
Old 08-22-2003, 05:49 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 08:09 PM   #8
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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

Johnny
 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:58 AM   #9
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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.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 09:29 AM   #10
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Hey Divid_ross
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

Johnny
 
  


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