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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.
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?
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 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
title Red Hat Linux (2.6.0-0.test9.1.67)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.0-0.test9.1.67 ro root=LABEL=/
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-20.9)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.9 ro root=LABEL=/
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-6 ro root=LABEL=/
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).
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