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Old 07-08-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Unable to boot Windows because of Grub error


Hi All,

I am new to Linux. I have installed RHEL 5.4 on my PC with preloaded Windows XP.

Windows was set as the first boot kernel. So if i do not choose which OS to be loaded it will load Windows by Default.

Today I got an error saying GRub Loading Stage2 read error.

Is there any fix for this issue. Atlease I need to load Windows properly.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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Please post your grub conf file or else it's all guesswork.
 
Old 07-09-2011, 04:26 AM   #3
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What do you mean by post conf file?
 
Old 07-09-2011, 10:42 AM   #4
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There is a text file that gives instructions to the bootloader. Mine is /etc/grub.conf

Go to the terminal and type "whereis grub.conf"
Open that file via "emacs /etc/grub.conf" or "gedit /etc/grub.conf" , depending on your distro. Do so as root by logging in as root or putting "sudo" in front of the above command. Post the contents of that file.
 
Old 07-09-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
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You can also repair your xp using xp cd.
 
Old 07-09-2011, 10:05 PM   #6
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Well the problem is i am unable to login to linux at all. Because the grub loader is corrupted.
I am stuck in a black scren which says GRUB loading stage2 read error and cannot pass this screen.
Since i am in a learning stage if you give me step by step instruction it will be helpful
 
Old 07-09-2011, 11:24 PM   #7
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You should be able to use your Red Hat (or any Linux) installation CD. Boot it, go to a terminal and mount your /boot partition for Red Hat so you can take a look at the grub.conf file for starters. Don't know your experience level, if you don't know how to do this, post back.
 
Old 07-10-2011, 02:35 AM   #8
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i have RHEL CD. After putting it in the hard disk will it detect automatically. and wat should i do after that. I need to know the step by step process to do this. please help me out
 
Old 07-10-2011, 12:33 PM   #9
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The first thing you would need to do is post partition information so we know where your windows partition is. Boot the Red Hat CD and log in to a terminal as root and this command: fdisk -l (lower case Letter L in the command).
 
Old 07-29-2011, 11:00 PM   #10
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Issue fixed. I unplugged the hard disk and re plugged it which fixed the issue.

Also your sugestions are very useful.
 
  


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