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Old 11-04-2003, 06:03 PM   #1
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GRUB Loading stage 1.5 ...... Error 25

On my system i have

Two harddisk (each 19gb)
PRIMARY Harddisk :Windows98
Secondary Harddisk: Red Hat 9.0
Memory:384 MB

Installation of Red Hat Linux 9.0 went fine without any error.
i can boot to Linux by using my boot diskette.

Earlier, i was getting the following message while booting:
GRUB Loading Stage2.......

[Minimal BASH - Like line editing is supported.For the first word,TAB lists possible comman completions.Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of device/filename.]


contents of /boot/grub/grub.conf file are

default = 1
timeout = 10

splashimage=(hd1,0) /grub/splash.xmp.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-0)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-0 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-0.img

title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive <------------this line was added later by me
chainloader +1


Contents of /boot/grub/ are

(fd0) /dev/fd0
(hd0) /dev/hda
(hd1) /dev/hdb
I have two seprate hard disk (19 GB each)

/dev/hda----------------------has win98
/dev/hdb---------------------- Red Hat Linux 9

I have three partitions for Linux


Later, i was suggested by one of the member to run
grub-install /dev/hda

After running this command i rebooted my system and now i am getting following error:

GRUB loading stage1.5

GRUB loading, please wait


system hang at this stage.

Any suggestion how can make GRUB run properly where i can option to choose the OS?

Old 11-04-2003, 09:05 PM   #2
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Do you have another HD to test it with?

Try Lilo instead.
Old 11-08-2003, 09:27 PM   #3
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I have had the EXACT SAME problem you had a couple of times. The first time I was about to go crazy. Anyway, I'm a newbie to linux but not to computers.

All you have to do is go into your CMOS setting in your bios. Make sure all of your hard drives are set to manual (or user) and to LBA mode. Ohh, and make sure your the third boot device, after floppy and cd-rom is your primary HD on your master line. It could have been changed one way or the other.

That should fix your problem. I don't know why it works. I would have to understand the programming involved in the Grub bootloader program. but that should solve it.


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