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Old 05-20-2005, 06:47 PM   #1
pwo0123
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redhat 9 bootloader never comes up


hey guys im having trouble installing and running redhat 9 on my pc. ive installed redhat with the boot loader lilo. when i restart my pc after installation i have no bootloader. it just never shows up. can anyone pleace tell me how to fix this problem.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
lordashraf
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I have almost the same problem as with pwo0123 ,
i formatted my windows C: drive and after re installation of windows , Grub "the boot loader" stopped showing up.. knowing that i use RedHat Linux 9...

Thank u for your help in advance.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 09:00 PM   #3
reddazz
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Have you installed LILO on the master boot record (mbr)?. You may want to get yourself Fedora Core instead of using Redhat 9. Redhat 9 reached its end a while ago and was replaced by Fedora core and Redhat Enterprise Linux. There are no more security updates and support for Redhat 9 and below from Redhat.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 09:35 PM   #4
lordashraf
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thank u reddaz for the reply;

I tried booting form the CD and upgrade linux, and tried changing the of the boot loader to LILO instead of GRUB hopeing that LINUX would write LILO as a new boot loader.

Looking through the documentation, i found a warning about the mistake i did... that installing windows would earas MBR...
Rhe question is how to re-write a new MBR including GRUB or LILO ?

I'm willing to try other distributions of LINUX, but I've go to get my lunux running for now, because I have workfiles on the LINUX paritition that I need to retreve back to WINDOWS partitions..
 
Old 05-21-2005, 02:46 AM   #5
pwo0123
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it works

hey guy thanks of the replies. i got my redhat to run by using the grub bootloader instead of the Lilo. i still think lilo is better but grub works great
 
Old 05-21-2005, 08:31 AM   #6
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Redhat prefers grub, all new versions of Fedora and RHEL use grub and don't even have lilo as an option.
 
  


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