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Old 09-27-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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Grub bootloader with first sector of disk??

Hi guys,

I kind of having a problem here and i thought that you guys could help me out. I always had Redhat Linux 8 bootloader installed to the MBR so i deceided to install it to the first sector of the hard disk which i believe is this /hda/dev2 and now Redhat won't boot up for me. I did not create a bootloader floppy disk. Do you guys know why Redhat is not booting up for me?? I really don't want to reinstall it again. I just reinstall it a few hours ago. Please reply back. Thanks for any help.
Old 09-27-2003, 06:26 PM   #2
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can you give an error you received? and you can always use your redhat disc1 and boot into rescue mode if you don't have a floppy ..
Old 09-27-2003, 06:35 PM   #3
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DrOZZ: I did not get an error message and i do not see rescue mode on Redhat CD at all. I never even heard of it before so where would it be at on the CD?? Please reply back. Thanks.
Old 09-27-2003, 09:21 PM   #4
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/hda/dev2 ????

r ur hard drives IDE??

i could be wrong shoulda been /dev/hda2...

anyway...the linux cd when booted from gives u the linux-rescue option....along with the install options.

i think, if i recall, it asks to to press F5 or sumtin. any way as u say you do not see this....use any other machine and try making a generic boot disk...see if that helps

let i know



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