LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - General (https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/)
-   -   dual boot grub problems with redhat (https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/dual-boot-grub-problems-with-redhat-343985/)

sfzombie13 07-17-2005 10:33 AM

dual boot grub problems with redhat
 
i installed redhat 9 on the hard drive of my laptop installed as a slave to my desktop running xp. it went great, i'd been trying to get the laptop working for months now. problem is, when it put grub on hda1, it had a problem. now when i boot up, it says "GRUB" with a flashing cursor behind it. if i hadn't burned several live cds, i'd be doomed. i can get to the root, but am new, so i'm really stuck. any help is greatly appreciated.

redhatrosh 07-17-2005 11:23 AM

Donno..but may be reinstalling GRUB should help
..

More details abt this a bit later...

redhatrosh 07-17-2005 11:33 AM

this thread should help....

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...dhat+9+install

sfzombie13 07-17-2005 10:11 PM

man, thanx for the reply. i went there and did exactly what it said, had to retype the 2d line w/o space and it installed. when i rebooted, nothing. the exact same thing. i get "GRUB" with the cursor flashing, no typing or anything. i think i need to reinstall the mbr for windows and get a floppy drive to boot linux from there. unless anyone knows how to make a bootable cd or boot from a usb flashdrive(i had heard of a version that was configured for that). as i said, the only reason i did this was to remove the hd and get the laptop back up. i can do that and reinstall the redhat with the new settings for the laptop.

sfzombie13 07-17-2005 10:39 PM

after a bit of research on the subject, i rebooted with the flashdrive in the slot, and it told me to take it out and hit enter. when i did, grub came up and worked fine. i'm a genius and don't know how....

redhatrosh 07-17-2005 10:55 PM

OH that's surprising...
How did that work...aaarh!!!....

However, congrats...on having GNU/Linux Working successfully now...now u can use it ....


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:53 AM.