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Old 12-16-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
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Grub HELP!

I just did a fresh install of RH9. When grub boots it doesn't do anything. It sits there on "grub>". I took a look at /boot/grub/grub.conf and everything looks normal.

When I try to mount "root (hd0,0)". It tells me that "Selected disk does not exist". And a similar error when trying to load the kernel manually.

Any suggestions?
Old 12-16-2004, 06:03 PM   #2
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If you installed grub on the first sector of your boot partition rather than on the Master Boot Record (mbr), that might cause your problem. If you can boot from a Red Hat 9 emergency boot floppy (made at the time of installation or subsequently with "mkbootdisk"), that would tend to confirm that suspicion. If you have already installed grub on the mbr, then I don't know what the problem is.
Old 12-16-2004, 08:57 PM   #3
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Actually problem solved. I checked the bios because that I read if the bios was confused, so would grub. The main HDD was on the secondary ide cable. So I switched the ide cables on the motherboard and grub loaded right away. Thanks for the post though.


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