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Old 12-02-2003, 02:50 AM   #1
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boot loader : grub

hi i'm having trouble with starting up linux.
I'm using RED HAT 8.0
here's the thing..
i have two hard disks.. so i ghosted the one that i was using onto a new hard disk, because i needed the other hardisk for something else..
and it seems to have ghosted perfectly.. but one thing..
grub doesn't load..
therefore the computer does not start.. so i'm stumped.

any ideas?
i can access the data on the hard disk still, through linux rescue..
but i can't do anything in that mode accept change some files..
what should i do?
i can get to grub.conf but don't know what to do when i get there!!

still thinking..
Old 12-02-2003, 03:43 AM   #2
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Since you said you can get to grub.conf I assume you can get to a command line so just type grub-install /dev/hda that will install grub into the MBR of the first hardrive.
As far as the actual grub.conf file it should not need be changed since you ghost the drives over partitions and all.

Most drive copy programs dont usually copy the MBR over, just the partition information.

Did you make a boot disk during the install?

Last edited by Zero-0-Effect; 12-02-2003 at 03:45 AM.
Old 12-02-2003, 08:08 PM   #3
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ive 2 HD's and my grub.conf is:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hde3
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

then type /sbin/grub in yer console. i hope this will help u out

Last edited by afrm; 12-02-2003 at 08:11 PM.


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