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Old 01-26-2005, 07:51 AM   #1
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Problem with GRUB


Hi,
I initially have fedora core 3 on my pc.Later i installed windows xp.Now i want to rescue my linux.so i kept the FC3 first cd and typed linux rescue.

But the problem was that its not detecting FC3 already on my pc.Even then i tried mounting /dev/hda5 ( Linux root partition ) to /mnt/sysimage and
i tried chroot /mnt/sysimage.And then i tried grub-install /dev/hda but i got the following error.... "Not found or not a block device"

Waiting for ur reply,
coolguy
 
Old 01-26-2005, 07:55 AM   #2
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post the O/P of

fdisk -l /dev/hda

regards
 
Old 01-26-2005, 12:48 PM   #3
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You installed FC3, then WIndows. Now the box boots straight to Windows and you want the option of both right? If so it's very easy as long as FC3 IS still in there and you didn't let Win wipe it out (as it will by default).

Just boot the first FC3 disk, forget about rescue, do it like an install. IF it's still in there you'll be given the option to install or upgrade. Pick upgrade, it will skim over anything take only a min or two, and in the process will re-install grub for you adding Windows in the boot list. Thats it again IF it's still there.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 12:59 AM   #4
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I have the same problem(almost)!
I did what you said but it can't find kernel(but I now it should be there!)
What should iI do????
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:17 AM   #5
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Any one please help!
I don't wonna go back to Wins*cks!!!!!
 
Old 01-27-2005, 02:37 AM   #6
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post ur grub.conf file and O/P of

fdisk -l /dev/hda

if ur hdd is hda

regards
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:23 PM   #7
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I reinstalled FC because I need it and didn't had time to fix it!
I think problem was in the bios! It doesn't wanted to load mbr!
After reintall all works fine except I need to install all progs again!
Thanks every body!
 
Old 01-28-2005, 12:03 AM   #8
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did u made any changes to ur BIOS as well

regards
 
Old 01-28-2005, 08:16 AM   #9
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I just love it

You tell them what to do so that you can help them and they totally ignore you....




Quote:
post ur grub.conf file and O/P of

fdisk -l /dev/hda

if ur hdd is hda

regards
 
Old 01-28-2005, 09:14 AM   #10
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Re: I just love it

Quote:
Originally posted by wshawn
You tell them what to do so that you can help them and they totally ignore you....
just see the spirit!!

then also we try to help them

LQ is different isn't it??
 
Old 01-28-2005, 04:49 PM   #11
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Cool site, even coller users here. I get a lot of info here.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 04:55 PM   #12
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being at LQ is what i enjoy!!!
 
Old 01-29-2005, 07:13 AM   #13
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Running Linux and thinking for myself is what I enjoy. LQ helps that out at times.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 08:44 PM   #14
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Unhappy bored........

You now guys at the start when I first saw Linux two months ago I am was thinking! COOL!!!
I had old comp K6-2 350mhz 64ram
then i added 64mb ram i got 128ram and I see that linux way slower in "X"es than windows!
Ideleted linux installed windows! And I am just using linux for server!
So for user m$ better for server linux this IT!!!
 
  


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