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Old 10-07-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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PC starts up in "Grub"-mode after installation of fedora core 11 - HD not recognised


I want to upgrade from fedora 7 to 11 by doing a clean install of fc11 on my machine.

Everything runs well until at the end of the installation process (when you click restart) the DVD is not ejected. DVD stays inside DVD-drive.
That's the first problem.

Then when the system reboots, I start up in "grub" -mode. The system doen't try to load image.

I get something like this:


In order to boot the system I try to connect my HD by entering
GRUB>root (hd0,0)

However the system responds with

Error 21 : disk does not exist

Has anybody any idea why the system behaves like this. Why we start up in GRUB-mode and why the system doen't find the grub.conf on my boot section?

Is there anybody who had a similar system behavior when installing fc11 from scratch?

Kind regards,R.
Old 10-07-2009, 12:43 PM   #2
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Do you have the file "/boot/grub/menu.lst"? If you do can we see it?
Old 10-09-2009, 06:12 AM   #3
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No, I don't have "/boot/grub/menu.lst". HD is not recognised and therefore not readable.

I presume this is an HW error. However when I install back Fedora core 7, everything runs smoothly.
Old 10-09-2009, 06:43 AM   #4
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Have you tried to boot with the fedora 11 cd/dvd disc and it should take you to a repair mode or command line.

Whoops sorry just reread your last post and see where you can install fedora 7. It sounds like you have a hardware issue or a bad burn on a fedora 11.

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