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Old 10-30-2003, 11:04 AM   #1
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Graphical boot under GRUB


My old 7 gig HD recently died on me so I went out and bought a new 80 giger (yey!) and immediately reinstalled Red Hat on it. Everything went fine, and I chose all the same options as the first time I installed it on my old HD, yet, when I start the computer, I have 2 slightly irritating problems.

Problem 1:
I can only start with a boot disk. If my boot disk isn't in the floppy drive, i get an "Operating system not found" screen. Can anyone help me fix that?

Problem 2:
Once i start (with the boot disk), I get a text mode GRUB screen, whereas before I was getting a nice graphical screen where I could choose my kernel. I'm eager to try the 2.6 kernel i just installed and I was wondering what the solution would be to get the graphical screen back.

Thanx to all in advance!
 
Old 10-30-2003, 11:26 AM   #2
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prob 1 is because the new hard disk either is not bootable or has no boot loader installed.

run fdisk to confirm its bootable, you will see a asterix in that area (or not)

2) is because you have not included a bootsplash command in your grub file. but mdk is different.
try this and its links
http://www.linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/.../grubconf.html

part way down is the RH way called splashimage
 
Old 10-30-2003, 08:16 PM   #3
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thanx for the help...i checked out that site, but the information must have been moved because i didnt see it on there...here's my grub.conf, maybe this will help solve things.

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda1
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.6.0-0.test9.1.67)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.0-0.test9.1.67 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.0-0.test9.1.67.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-20.9)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.9 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-20.9.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-6)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-6 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-6.img
 
Old 10-30-2003, 09:27 PM   #4
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when you use the default, the second TITLE stuff, do you get a graphical?

altho i use mdk your splash is supposed to be on the first drive first partiion, /dev/hda1 so boot to hda1 then navigate to /boot/grub and see if you have a file called splash.xpm.gz

if you don't thats your problem solved, eh?

doing google for rh stuff gave me this
http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/~mcgrof/gr...-splashimages/

grab them all and have a look at which one you like then copy and rename to that grub area and try a reboot for luck
 
Old 10-30-2003, 09:41 PM   #5
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hmmm strange then...i do have a splash image under /boot/grub....the default kernel on here is the 2.4.20-6 kernel not the 2.4.20-20.9...i tried running kernel /boot/vmlinuz-(version number) but it said kernel img not though (though they exist in /boot).
 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:07 AM   #6
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oh I forgot to say , when you are in linux open a terminal and su to root and once you have done your password, type grub and get some messages and a delay and eventuallyt you get a GRUB prompt. press the tab button, if splashimage or bootimage is not one of the listed commands, you need to patch your grub. go to this
http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/~mcgrof/grub-images/#4.2 more is revealed
 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:13 AM   #7
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oops this may be better

http://grubconf.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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