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Old 05-29-2005, 09:41 AM   #1
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RH9 boot from grub commandline?


I have a dual boot machine RH9 + XP which has Grub as the boot loader. I moved home recently and when I set the machine up in the new place all I got was the Grub commandline... with the error message:

"error 18: selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS"...
Since then I have trawled through the forum sites and worked out how to load xp as follows:

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Is there a similar way to load Linux from the grub command line?

Old 05-29-2005, 09:44 AM   #2
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Sounds to me something in your BIOS changed.. I would check there first as it probably went back to its default settings since it was unplugged and moved, perhaps you need a new cmos battery so this doesn't happen any longer..
Old 05-29-2005, 10:11 AM   #3
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Change BIOS settings?


Can anything be done about the current situation?

I can get into XP and I have updated the BIOS but havent as yet found a way back into Linux... Do I need to change the bios settings? if so how and to what settings?



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