Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-24-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Cool booting issue with GRUB

I have two hard drives one with windows XP and one with Fedora 5 installed. I installed the GRUB boot loader. There was an issue where I could not connect to the internet using Fedora 5 but was able to connect to the net with Windows XP. I could not understand how to fix the issue so I tried reinstalling Fedora 5. Windows XP on the C drive and Fedora on the D drive. After trying to resintall Fedora 5, the GRUB loader just showed "GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB" looping over and over again...I read in forums that going to the BIOS and changing the HDs from AUTO to DETECT I believe...I do not have anyother options other then AUTO or OFF in my BIOS...I cant get into Windows XP or Fedora 5Anyone have any suggestions? Any help is much appreciated...Thanks
Old 03-25-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Seattle
Distribution: Debian Wheezy & Jessie; Ubuntu
Posts: 331

Rep: Reputation: 59
I would suggest booting with a "Live CD" such as Ubuntu or Knoppix. Mount the drive with Fedora as say "/mnt/hdb1". I believe Ubuntu will do this automatically. Check that that your /mnt/hdb1/boot/grub/menu.lst is correct. It should end with:
# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title Windows NT/2000/XP (loader)
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
If this is ok then you should consider re-installing grub. Look at this:

Old 03-31-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

thanks well i got advice to use "fixmbr" wwhille in the windows recovery with the xp install i am facing a different issue...i have fedora installed on my d drive and windows on my c drive...i installed the grub bootloader on the d drive but it wont boot using that. I am not able to get to the d drive to get to the fedora os...any suggestions?
Old 03-31-2008, 03:38 PM   #4
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Warrington, Cheshire, UK
Distribution: Linux Mint 12 LXDE
Posts: 555

Rep: Reputation: 33
It sounds like you need to bone up on GRUB. You might find what you need here:

There is a section on changing the hard drive sequence that could be what you're looking for.


boot, boot loader, dual, fedora, grub, windows, xp

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Booting of raw ISO from GRUB/LILO (though preferably GRUB) Orkie Linux - Software 28 12-15-2013 10:37 PM
Booting my new ubuntu install = "GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB" etc. dissolved soul Ubuntu 2 01-13-2007 01:55 PM
Booting Win2k from Grub SATA issue davnetuk Fedora 2 08-01-2004 09:25 AM
grub booting issue amoulton Linux - Software 5 04-01-2004 07:08 PM
booting issue...error 15 (grub). please help if you can =( bjozsa Linux - General 1 02-17-2004 03:58 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration