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Old 11-02-2005, 03:26 AM   #1
jenshen
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Unhappy During load got GRUB concolse but no Menu


Dear Friends,

Thanks for help in advance.

I was trying to find similar issue but could not, please accept my appologies in case there was solution to this issue but I just could not find it.

So the issue is: I've installed Grub and it boots into consol however menu.lst and grub.conf file exist in /boot/grub/. I am able to run GUI if I type from console: configfile=(hd0,0)/grub.... etc.../grub.conf

How to make it boot and select menu?

Thank you,

JenShen
 
Old 11-03-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
bigrigdriver
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The problem is most likely that the grub config file is stated incorrectly.

I can't help you there because you don't state which Linux distribution you are using. Some distros, such as Red Hat, use /etc/grub.conf; others such as SuSE, use /boot/grub/menu.lst as the grub config.

When you have determined which is the active config file, grub.conf or menu.lst, please post your grub config file and the appropriate part of /etc/fstab (the devices and mount points for the partitions).

Information from both of those files is required to determine where the error lies.

Since you are able to boot to gui mode by entering a command suggests that the config file is incorrectly stated.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 10:35 PM   #3
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GRUB and LILO always conflict with Windows. And GNU GRUB is not so robust, causing many problems during boot.

So try GRUB for DOS please. It is a cross-platform boot loader based on GNU GRUB. The GRUB.EXE can be started from DOS/Win9x; and GRLDR can be started from BOOT.INI of Windows NT/2K/XP/2003; and even more, the GRUB.EXE can be started from LINUX via the KEXEC tool.

By using GRUB.EXE or GRLDR, you don't have to touch your MBR. It is the safest way coexisting with DOS/Windows.

You needn't install GRUB for DOS. Just run GRUB.EXE from DOS, or append a line of "C:\GRLDR=START GRUB" into your BOOT.INI(restart and select the "START GRUB" menu item), that will do.

Download GRUB for DOS here: http://freshmeat.net/projects/grub4dos/

There is a fat12grldr.img file with the GRUB for DOS release. You can create a GRUB bootable floppy with this fat12grldr.img file.

Or, you can just copy GRUB.EXE to your DOS floppy and run GRUB.EXE to enter the GRUB environment.

If the system has no DOS/WINDOWS, you may use the bootlace.com utility to write GRLDR boot record onto the MBR.
 
  


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