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Old 08-26-2003, 04:54 AM   #1
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can linux boot without grub boot loader?


installed c: win98 d:redhat linux 9.0
delete grub boot loader ...... boot to win98 at once
linux boot disk not make, and linux cd-rom have not..
installed via hard drive, when linux install...
 
Old 08-26-2003, 05:08 AM   #2
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I wanna help you but I really don't understand what's the problem? You deleted GRUB? Is that it? In that case you can boot of the CD, and then type (as root) grub-install /dev/hda at the CLI, and it will reinstall GRUB for you.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 07:18 AM   #3
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after booting by win98 boot disket, run the fdisk/mbr command
can't booting to redhatllinux..
can linux boot without grub boot loader?
 
Old 08-26-2003, 07:25 AM   #4
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so basically you nuked the boot record.... any reason? of course you can boot to linux, just put your boot disk in the drive... you did make a boot disk didn't you?
 
Old 08-26-2003, 07:48 AM   #5
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if you havent,try http://www.bootdisk.com/linux.htm
 
Old 08-26-2003, 10:34 AM   #6
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Is right method of make a linux boot disk on win98 without using a redhat cd?
C:\> d:
D:\> cd \dosutils
D:\dosutils> rawrite
Enter disk image source file name: ..\images\bootdisk.img
Enter target diskette drive: a:
Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and
press --ENTER-- : [Enter]
D:\dosutils>

Last edited by eye; 08-26-2003 at 10:42 AM.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 11:00 AM   #7
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Knoppix is handy to have in this scenario:

http://www.knoppix.org/
 
Old 08-26-2003, 11:36 AM   #8
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Re: can linux boot without grub boot loader?

Quote:
Originally posted by eye
installed c: win98 d:redhat linux 9.0
delete grub boot loader ...... boot to win98 at once
linux boot disk not make, and linux cd-rom have not..
installed via hard drive, when linux install...
Can Linux boot without the GRUB boot loader? Clearly the answer is yes. GRUB is but one of many boot loaders, there's also SYSLINUX. Loadlin, and LILO that are commonly available with many Linux distributions, and there are quite a varietty of other boot loaders that can be used with Linux, too. Even a DOS boot loader can be made to boot a Linux kernel if you supply it with the correct information.

The key question to ask is whether or not you still have a boot block and a boot kernel on the disk partition containing your Linux system. As long as you do, then there are numerous different boot loaders that you can use.

I happen to like the GNU GRUB boot loader best of all, but it's certainly not the only alternative you have available.

Does this help?
 
Old 08-27-2003, 03:55 AM   #9
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Second that, I also tried most of them and GRUB is the one I like best, with LILO a close, close second.

I'd probably use LILO all the time if I didn't get so irritated because I forget to run /sbin/lilo every time I change entries...
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:03 AM   #10
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Just reinstall Redhat 7.2 today.
I use lilo before,
when grub> prompts up
I don't know what to type to get to my operating system
Can anyone tell me what is the command to load linux after this:

grub>
 
Old 08-28-2003, 01:41 PM   #11
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root (hd0,0) (assuming that you have linux on first partition first disk)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/yourkernel(probably "vmlinuz"
boot

after booting into your linux system you might want to create a /boot/grub/grub.conf so that you don't have to type all that junk in every single time.
 
  


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