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Old 02-06-2004, 02:20 PM   #1
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Angry /bin/grub-install not working

Hi friends, I was told to use the command: /sbin/grub-install in order to install grub on my MBR. I told to log into resue mode. Is it necessary to log into rescue mode to accomplish this? How do you do it? When I type the command above it tells me that "install_device not specified. The I type /sbin/grub-install /dev/hd0 it tells me "Not found or not a block device". What should I do? I don't want to keep using a floppy disk to boot linux(Red Hat 8). I have a dual boot system with WinMe.

This is my grub.conf file:

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-14)
initrd /boo/initrd-2.4.18-14.img
title WinMe
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Been trying to solve this problem for weeks.

Old 02-06-2004, 02:23 PM   #2
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should be:

/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
Old 02-06-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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thank you very much!

You are the best, thank you very much! where have you been all this time?

Thank very much again!

Now I'm going to enjoy my new machine......Thanks again!


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