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I had a problem with Grub on another system, which I managed to remedy with help from this forum......this one is different, but no less frustrating.
On that last occasion, the problem seemed to be caused by a Kernel update usiing RHN on RH7.3, this time I have no idea what has caused the problem, somehow between the last reboot (51 days ago) and now, the Grub environment seems to have gotten into something of a tangle.
Information (in segments for ease of reading)
The system is dual processor, and built on Red Hat V7.3, as far as I can recall, we upgraded this from a V6.2 platform about a year ago, but it has not been probmatical before or after the many RHN updates.......
The message I get is as follows:
Booting 'Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-27.7)'
filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
Kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-27.7.xsmp ro root=/dev/sda8
Error 15: File Not Found
Press Any Key To Continue
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda8
# initrd /initrd-version.img
password --md5 $1$cMìÑLÕùs$z5Gy21GPNGES8ajwYzYmB0
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-27.7.xsmp)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-27.7.xsmp ro root=/dev/sda8
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-27.7.x)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-27.7.x ro root=/dev/sda8
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-24.7.xsmp)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-24.7.xsmp ro root=/dev/sda8
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-19.7.x)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-19.7.x ro root=/dev/sda8
/boot area files
As far as I can tell, the grub pointers are ok, the vmlinux-2.4.18-27.7.xsmp kernel file exists and the disk partition points to the correct place.
Thankfully I CAN still boot from the emergency floppy created and maintained, but I would obviously like to regain the boot from HDD if possible. If necessary I WILL rebuild from V7.3 and do the necessary up2dates, but I would really like to know what the problem is and why it is failing / has happened.
Any, and all help received with thanks. If I can provide any further information, do not hesitate to ask!
It's me that is miossing something - but I'm completely at a loss as to how that has occured. Only 3 people have acces sto that system at root level and none of use have admitted changing the settings.
One guy reckons he viewed Grub with linux conf (horrified by that and have since removed it) but made no changes that he can recall.......
I am no expert in Grub (or linux) and have only begun wrestling with the reference manual these last few days....it seems I am looking so hard I miss everything.
I'll try and change the pointers and see how I get on - I will definitely post up the result!