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Old 09-09-2006, 07:09 AM   #1
panthrax
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GRUB Bootloader Fails To Load After Fedora Core 5 Installation


I have two seperate hard drives in this machine.

On one, I have Microsoft Windows XP Professional, and the other, Fedora Core 5.

I installed the GRUB bootloader to the MBR and when installation was complete, and I rebooted my machine, GRUB failed to load and it just went on to load Windows.

I placed the installation CD #1 of Fedora Core 5 back in and tried to repair the bootloader. Not knowing what I was doing honestly, I made a few minor changes and I recieved this error message:

"No Kernel Packages are installed. Your Boot Loader Configuration would not be changed".

So I have Fedora Core 5 installed on my machine, I just can't use it because the bootloader won't load.

I don't have a working floppy disk drive, either. So any floppy startup disks are out of the question.

Can someone please help me? Thanks.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 08:49 AM   #2
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Here are the results of the "fdisk -l":

Code:
Disk: /dev/hdc: 20.8GB
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2534 cylinders

Device:          Boot:      Start:       End:       Blocks:        ID:        System:
/dev/hdc1        *            1            2533      20346291       7        HFPS/NTFS


============================================

Disk: /dev/hdd: 20.8GB
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2534 cylinders

Device:          Boot:      Start:       End:       Blocks:        ID:        System:
/dev/hdd1        *            1             13         104391        83            Linux
/dev/hdd2                     14          2534      20249932+    8e          Linux LVM
 
Old 05-07-2007, 05:51 AM   #3
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Grub Js wont start

i got this same exact problem and funny enuf i tried the same exact procedure to reinstall grub and i got the same exact results isn't someone out there willing to help plz...:'(
 
Old 05-07-2007, 06:01 AM   #4
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hi,
use grub-install command in the rescue mode (using the first cd and type linux rescue at boot screen) and u will have grub boot loader

grub-install /dev/hdd

Now make the bios to boot from hdd

regards,
Nirmal Tom.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 06:04 AM   #5
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Talking re-installin grub

if any one ever faces this problem js do wat i did and reinstall grub by following these nice easy steps...
1. boot from ur fedora core 5 disk
2. type in linux rescue...eventually press enter(when u feel like it)
3. when u get to the command console after going through a few simple steps chroot /mnt/sysimage
4. grub-install /dev/hd*
replacin the star w/ wateva ur harddisk is hdd or hda i got hda...
5. reboot ur system and js like magic
6. if it didnt work tell me i love figuring stuff out
 
Old 05-07-2007, 06:06 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by nirmaltom
hi,
use grub-install command in the rescue mode (using the first cd and type linux rescue at boot screen) and u will have grub boot loader

grub-install /dev/hdd

Now make the bios to boot from hdd

regards,
Nirmal Tom.
funny enuf i js did that...and thanks for the help i thought noone was willing to give it...
 
Old 05-07-2007, 06:10 AM   #7
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hi,
if u might search in newbie forum before posting u can find answers immediately, as lot of threads are already created for these kind of problems.
regards,
nirmal Tom.
 
  


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