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Old 07-19-2003, 05:45 PM   #1
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Well, by the title I am a newbie. I acquired a RedHat 9 system and for the first time am having problems with it. I moved the system to be upgrade and now I am getting a message that states "GRUB Loading stage2...." Then the system hangs hard. I have to use the reset or power button to reboot. I know nothing about Linux but am learning so this seemed like a good place to ask. Oh, I don't have a Linux boot disk so if you know how or where I could get one that information would also help.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 05:57 PM   #2
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are you dual-booting?

i don't know much myself, but if all else fails, reinstall redhat (if u just started out, reinstalling should not hurt)
 
Old 07-19-2003, 06:09 PM   #3
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are you dual-booting?

i don't know much myself, but if all else fails, reinstall redhat (if u just started out, reinstalling should not hurt)
I am not dual booting however I have being working with Apache and learning about web hosting so I hate reinstall if I dont' have to. I added a lot of images and web content to this machine so if I can recover it that would be great. Besides, there must be a way to recover.... I hope...
 
Old 07-19-2003, 06:13 PM   #4
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i haven't worked with apache, but you've gotten a lot of web stuff already on your distro?

hmm, i've been trying to do this myself, it may be risky, but if grub seems to have died, try doing an "upgrade" to rh9 by putting in your cd, choosing upgrade and then select customize packages under that. when the tree comes up asking what packages to be installed, select some of the items under kernel, let it find dependences, install those, and rh9 will be happy to put grub back into your mbr
 
Old 07-20-2003, 04:56 PM   #5
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i haven't worked with apache, but you've gotten a lot of web stuff already on your distro?

hmm, i've been trying to do this myself, it may be risky, but if grub seems to have died, try doing an "upgrade" to rh9 by putting in your cd, choosing upgrade and then select customize packages under that. when the tree comes up asking what packages to be installed, select some of the items under kernel, let it find dependences, install those, and rh9 will be happy to put grub back into your mbr
That sounds like a good idea. I will have to get the RH9 CDs again but that just might work. Thanks for the thought and I appreciate the time. I will let you know if that works.
 
  


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