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Old 07-17-2005, 10:33 AM   #1
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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.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 11:23 AM   #2
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Donno..but may be reinstalling GRUB should help
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More details abt this a bit later...
 
Old 07-17-2005, 11:33 AM   #3
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this thread should help....

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...dhat+9+install
 
Old 07-17-2005, 10:11 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 10:39 PM   #5
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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....
 
Old 07-17-2005, 10:55 PM   #6
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OH that's surprising...
How did that work...aaarh!!!....

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


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