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Old 12-05-2006, 06:30 PM   #1
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Booting redhat always go to grub prompt

Dear Linux Experts,

I finally got a Linux Redhat 9 in my PC. The problem is, each time I boot it now it goes to grub> prompt.

It says :

GRUB version 0.93

I cannot remember what I did wrong. Can you help me?

Thanks for your help.

Old 12-05-2006, 06:44 PM   #2
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It looks like you installed grub, but the MBR can't see the grub.conf file on the HD. At this point, I find it simpler to blow away the /boot partition, install a minimal Fedora partition, putting it where you want the /boot partition. Then use that partition. You can then remove the Fedora partition.
Old 12-06-2006, 12:02 AM   #3
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because of you haven't /etc/grub/ can create and write by yourself.the following is a very basis grub ment configuration file designed to boot Red Hat Linux :
default=0 #default boot which system

# section to load linux
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-5.47)
root (hd0,0) #boot partition
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-5.47 ro root=/dev/hda2
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-5.47.img
of course,you also can boot in the grub prompt.
Old 12-06-2006, 12:19 AM   #4
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Is there any reason that you are using Redhat 9?

RH9 was discontinued in 2004, and AFAIK is no longer supported by Fedora Legacy for security updates. May I suggest that you install a more modern distro. If you like Redhat, then go with Fedora Core 6. Alternatively, try Ubuntu.

Old 12-06-2006, 10:33 AM   #5
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Steve and Cuomei,
Your suggestions might be the answer to my problem. However in my haste, I already re-installed it before reading the forum again. I think the problem is because I installed the kernel in hdc, then later on my friend installed grub, but in hda. There are 2 hard disks, hda and hdc.

This is the only CD that my friend has, but yes we definitely will keep up with the latest version. I actually thought RedHat 9 was the newest version.



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