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Old 10-05-2003, 08:37 PM   #1
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HELP!!!!!!!!!!! I cant boot windows now


i have grub and when it goes into the grub boot manager and it has 2 options : linux and DOS i click on dos and it goes to a blak screen and just sits there and does nothing.
What is GOING ON!!!!!!!!
please help me out.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:47 PM   #2
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did you add grub to the MBR??
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:50 PM   #3
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(340mb.. yes yes he did.. because he gets to the screen)

Go into linux, log in as root.
Type in:

cat /boot/grub/grub.conf

Paste up what it says. Then we'll tell you why it isnt loading
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:54 PM   #4
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Hi,


Perhaps if you would post your grub configuration on the forum, we could help. You can find it in /boot/grub/grub.conf . Copy and paste it in, and we can see what we can do.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:02 PM   #5
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you cant boot windoze? thats wonderful ! but on a serious note, maybe your grub is looking for your windoze partition on the wrong partition? but i use lilo, so this is a bit tough for me.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:12 PM   #6
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ok ... maybe i didn't say this but i am an absolute idiot when it comes to linux. ive never seen an os like this. so maybe if you can explain things alittle more, i could understand.
just like a step by step would be nice.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:13 PM   #7
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I've had too many problems from GRUB to say it's any good. ...so I use LILO, which has never given me a single problem (except on RedHat, but that's beside the point. )

What level do you need? ...a go to /etc and then read your config file or a punch in cd /etc and then punch in vi config_file set of directions?

Right now don't worry too much about LILO and post your GRUB config file. (I put this after your post. I'm here editing this post. )

Last edited by lectraplayer; 10-05-2003 at 09:18 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:16 PM   #8
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ok well i use red hat so thats bad
but i can try lilo how would i go abouts doing it
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:20 PM   #9
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Ok,

Slow and easy. I am guessing you can log into kde or gnome (or whatever you are using.) Hit Alt-F2 and it will bring up a command line. type in "xterm" (no quotes) and click ok. A terminal window will pop up, and type this in "su", enter your password for root. okay next, type "cat /boot/grub/grub.conf" (again no quotes) and copy and paste the info printed out in this forum (you can copy and paste by just highlighting the text and then right click in the furom window and click "paste" that will give us the info we need to help you more.

ok, see ya in a few
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:20 PM   #10
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Here's what you do:

Go to a terminal with root priveleges and then cd to /boot/grub . Then, you can punch in vi grub.conf and then copy it over. ...or you can use an X text editor and just load that file up. That would be much easier as far as posting it here.

(this was actually a double-post, but Tedst-God made a post during my edit session )
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:25 PM   #11
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Not to sound mean or anything.. but.. why do people do this?
Just.. follow my original reply.. type that in an xterm (or.. at the bash prompt if you boot in non-windowing mode) and post the result here.

Why do people feel the need to restate the same answer? Tends to confuse people.
I've seen soooo many posts with: "Yeah do what that guy said"
Seems useless.. detrimental even. Hampers people from accurately finding what they want. No offence intended to anyone.. but seems wierd and useless
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:54 PM   #12
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it says:

Grub.conf generated by anaconda

Note that you do not have to rerun grub a
NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. Thi
all kernal and intrid paths are
root (hd0,0)
kernal /vmlinuz-version ro root=
initrd /initrd-version.img
boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title red hat linux (2.4.20-6)
root (hd0,0)
kernal /vmlinuz-2.4.20.6 ro root=LA
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-6.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1





ok so remember to treat me like a moron using step by step thx
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:07 PM   #13
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ok its up there any one wanna help me out
or did i do it all wrong
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:07 PM   #14
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Heh, you aren't an idiot.. just takes time to get used to.

Type in:

pico /boot/grub.conf

It's a text edior, inside go and where you have

rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1

write

root (hd0,4)
chainloader (hd0,4) +1

That should work
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:09 PM   #15
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woah slow down
you just spoke an alien language ok so where do i type in
pico /boot/grub.conf?
 
  


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