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Old 07-14-2007, 02:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation Easy question - error message during...


I am a newbie installing Fedora Core 6. I received an error message almost before the installation and during the software package initializing. Almost there! Frustrating! In the error message I had a choice of re-trying or rebooting. After re-trying twice I rebooted and now I see this on my black screen with white letters:

GNU GRUB version 0.97 (639k lower / 523248k upper memory)

[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename.]


grub> _


I don't think I am dead yet, but I certainly am stuck. I was hoping to get Fedora installed so I could get familiar with it over the weekend before work on Monday.

Thank you in advance for the help and replies! PLEASE HELP ME!!!
 
Old 07-14-2007, 03:14 AM   #2
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That is the grub console.
We need to know what the error was ... there are so many that end up there.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 03:47 AM   #3
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error message

I understand. Thanks so much for replying. So the grub console is up, ok, at least I know where I am and the motherboard still is in tack.

I do not remember what the error message said, but I do know that the error occurred during initializing the software pack just prior to the actual install. That is all I have. Am I screwed? Where can we go from here?

I really appreciate the help!

- Brett
 
Old 07-14-2007, 03:49 AM   #4
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Talking run a diagnostic of the grub console?

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That is the grub console.
We need to know what the error was ... there are so many that end up there.
should I do something like that? I am even willing to start the whole install process over. Can I do that safely? If so what are the commands?

Thanks!

- Brett
 
Old 07-14-2007, 04:26 AM   #5
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Exclamation Problem with GRUB

after the install did not take because of an error message, I was forced to reboot. apparently i am now in the grub console. stuck. my screen looks like this:

GNU GRUB version 0.97 (639k lower / 523248k upper memory)

[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename.]


grub> _

can anyone tell me where to go from here? i am even willing to start the whole installation over. i just want to get on with the install. I want to get out of this screen. this grub console. please help!!!

- Brett
 
Old 07-14-2007, 04:30 AM   #6
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Oh yes... start the install again.
This is quite safe. The installer exited like that in order to protect you.

Just boot from the install disk again, and hit <enter> at the "boot:" prompt.
Pay attention to those messages in the black screen. Most of them are fine and go too fast to read, the important ones will jump out at you.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 04:38 AM   #7
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Reboot not working...

I did try and reboot. About 5 times. It keeps revertingback to the grub console. It is good that I am protected. I do wishto re install, but I am stuck here. Anything else I can do? Feel like calling me? cell is 425.772.7942

I am desperate and frustrated. But level headed. Just want to start tinkering with fedora. Can you call me?

- Brett
 
Old 07-14-2007, 04:58 AM   #8
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looks like grub [bootloader] got installed but you don't have a proper config file for it. if /boot/grub/menu.lst is a link you need to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf, otherwise you can edit the menu.lst file to correct grub config file for your install. we are going to need a lot more info before we can help you with that though.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 05:02 AM   #9
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Exclamation HELP - Grub Console Rescue Mode? Stuck

I have in my hands: Fedora 6 unleashed

It is as close as one can get to a complete all in one manual. I believe I am in "rescue mode."

I just need to find a way out of the grub console!

HELP!!!

Thanks,

- Brett
 
Old 07-14-2007, 05:07 AM   #10
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Try something like this. Ignore the bit about Vista - just follow the instructions to recover grub.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 05:26 AM   #11
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I am not in Boot: I am in grub/

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Try something like this. Ignore the bit about Vista - just follow the instructions to recover grub.
Does it make any difference? Because I am in "grub" grub/

Have you been following the thread? Just curious..

Will your instructions work in grub/ AND in Boot: ?

Still just curious...

I am being careful, just having a B A C K U P I think you are wise Sir! Thanks for the reply. Plz reply to this thread so I can make the commands and get this Fedora screamin!

Thanks,

- Brett
 
Old 07-14-2007, 05:30 AM   #12
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Exclamation That does not work

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Try something like this. Ignore the bit about Vista - just follow the instructions to recover grub.
I tried it and it does not work? Maybe I was right about grub/ and Boot:

For the record, I do not see a blinking Boot: _

I see a grub/ _

Any thoughts?

- Brett
 
Old 07-14-2007, 05:36 AM   #13
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Type this?

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after the install did not take because of an error message, I was forced to reboot. apparently i am now in the grub console. stuck. my screen looks like this:

GNU GRUB version 0.97 (639k lower / 523248k upper memory)

[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename.]


grub> _

can anyone tell me where to go from here? i am even willing to start the whole installation over. i just want to get on with the install. I want to get out of this screen. this grub console. please help!!!

- Brett
So after: grub/ I type this /boot/grub/menu.lst

right?
 
Old 07-14-2007, 05:43 AM   #14
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I think I have grub

Quote:
Originally Posted by syg00
Try something like this. Ignore the bit about Vista - just follow the instructions to recover grub.
I say that because at the top of my screen it reads:

GNU GRUB version 0.97 (639k lower / 523248k upper memory)

In another post/thread here at LQ someone mentioned that I DO have the grub console.

It is up, and waiting for me to just type something into it.

I just need some simple commands is all.

Thanks so much for helping. Any suggestions so far?

SERIOUSLY: Help, my grub console is on and I cannot get out. What do I type to get out? Send email with instructions to: brettdix@msn.com
 
Old 07-14-2007, 05:46 AM   #15
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/boot/grub/menu.lst is the name of a file you need to edit. cd should get you into the /boot/grub directory. a quick look over the output of ls will tell you whether menu.lst is a link or not.
 
  


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