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Old 04-03-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
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boot disk help


I've recently installed RH9 on a server (which may change soon). Everything is mostly okay, except for 1 order for the system to boot, it must have a boot disk inserted. Grub never starts up, and I'm not sure why. The root and boot partitions are on an older 6GB disk, I think I remember something about having to make a blank partition for the first 1024 sectors or something like that? Anyway, I don't really know. can anybody help a noob out? how do I fix this?
Old 04-03-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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"Grub never starts up, and I'm not sure why."

Did grub get installed on the MBR? Log in as root and look at /boot/grub/grub.conf to make sure that grub is configured correctly. If it is then run this command:
which will write grub to the MBR.

"I think I remember something about having to make a blank partition for the first 1024 sectors or something like that?"

On some older BIOS you have to have /boot at the beginning of the disk in order to boot. If your /boot is in the wrong place then grub will start and then fail with error mesages about not being able to find some of the files in /boot.

Steve Stites


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