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Old 10-27-2002, 05:02 PM   #1
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scrolling numbers after GRUB!!!!!!!! troubleshooting

I mentioned that when I tried to start Linux from Grub I got infintately scrolling text and numbers, and bert told me to do a few commands and post the output.

Here it is:
(I'm not sure what to do about the number of cylinders issue)

fdisk /dev/hdb

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 2491.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger thann 1024,
and could, in certain setups, cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (eg. older versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs


Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2491 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hdb2 14 2371 18940635 83 Linux
/dev/hdb3 2372 2491 963600 82 Linux swap

cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

so such file or directory



bin lib mnt sbin ....... // boot doesn't appear in the
//listing, and I don't know
// how to access the boot partition from


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