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Old 07-31-2004, 03:34 PM   #1
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Question Grub Help!

I installed Fedora Core 2 and let it select the partition and other info. It set grub as the boot loader. After installation, it restarted and instead of getting the grub gui all I got was GRUB in the top left corner. This was not a prompt either.
I put in the fedora disc and ran rescue. I did the grub-install command (don't remember what exactly) and everthing seemed to go fine. I then restarted and now I do at least get the grub prompt.
How do I start linux now that I am in grub. Do I need grub even though I only want 1 o/s? If I don't need it, how do I get rid of it? any help would be great, thanks.

Old 07-31-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
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u need to see ur grub.conf at /boot/grub/grub.conf while in rescue mode
see the label of linux fedora core 2 from there

at the grub prompt now use this label to use linux

if u feel uncomfortable about grub use lilo instead
Old 07-31-2004, 04:21 PM   #3
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What partition is your root partition? What partition is /boot on? Grub counts from zero so all numbers are on less than you're used to. Also, it uses numbers not letters for drives (again, counting from zero) so if your root partition, / is on /dev/hda5 grub will see that as (hd0,4) or if your root is on /dev/hdb6 that's (hd1,5) to grub. So for the sake of argument, suppose your root partition is /dev/hda5, these commands at the grub prompt should get you to boot
it will answer some stuff about ext3

>kernel=/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5
it will answer some stuff about the kernel

god bless all who sail in her...
Old 08-01-2004, 02:44 PM   #4
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What you need to do, is setup grub. It got mixed up somehow. When you get into your FC. Run the console as root. But instead grub-install (which only installs the grub to the mbr), you need to setup grub.

To do that, do the following:

as root in console

/sbin/grub (this will get you in the grub command line)

root (hd0,1) (where hd0 is your primary harddisk and 0 is the number of the /boot partition

setup (hd0)

This will take some steps, and tell you if there were any errors.

Once you do that, exit grub, either with exit or quit. And reboot, you should get a beautifull graphical login screen If you don't, but you will, go and install grub to the mbr with /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda

Good luck!



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