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Old 01-04-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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Red Hat 9.0 Wont Boot Lost Boot Disk!


Hello,

I installed Red Hat Linux 9.0 and the Partition is past the 1024th (I think that is what it is) so the MBR wont boot it or something...

Well I always used the boot disk to boot up Linux but the disk was over written with something else... I can not Start up Linux now... I have the install disk but I only get to the shell I can never get Red Hat Started...

The shell prompt is something like #sh-(Something)

After that what do I type to get Linux started and log in?

I am new to Linux and I am trying to learn...

How can I get Linux to boot with out anything?

Thanks,
Andrew
 
Old 01-04-2004, 09:07 PM   #2
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Use the first RedHat cd. At the prompt boot: type
linux rescue
Answer the questions. When asked if you want to mount the file systems answer read-only. At the promt type
chroot /mnt/sysimage;
mkbootdisk 2.4.20-8;
where 2.4.20-8 is the kernel version. Put floppy in drive. When done type reboot
 
Old 01-04-2004, 09:20 PM   #3
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unless your computer is really old, grub (in the mbr) should not have a problem loading the kernel past the 1024 cylinder "boundary"

do like the above poster said, and then also try grub-install /dev/hdx (where x is your harddrive, like hda for the primary master driver)
 
Old 01-05-2004, 04:58 PM   #4
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Thanks I will give it a try and let you know!

Andrew
 
Old 01-05-2004, 05:05 PM   #5
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Looking back on what I wrote I realized you should mount it read/write not read only.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 05:07 PM   #6
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Thanks you got me right when I was about to leave to try it...

Andrew
 
Old 01-05-2004, 06:52 PM   #7
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Thanks it worked... I got the boot disk and GRUB running... For some reason the install would not set up GRUB because Linux was past the 1024th cyclinder....

Anyways it works now...

THANKS!,
Andrew
 
Old 01-05-2004, 07:01 PM   #8
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Glas to hear it.
This link might help
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-faq.en.html#q3
Gerard
 
Old 01-05-2004, 07:06 PM   #9
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Can you offer me any help on a Linux kernel compile (2.4.22) here?:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=131506

Thanks Again!,
Andrew
 
  


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