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Old 03-16-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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Exclamation GRUB not showing the graphical boot screen


Hello everybody,

I have just installed FC 6 on my PC which already has Win XP(all NTFS) on one HDD(primary master).
The HDD which I have alloted to Linux is Primary slave.

Earlier I was getting this error code(EIP 00000060 c04002b1 000002b0) while beginning installation(just after you press enter to begin installation).
I googled and found that this could be solved by adding
linux acpi=off noacpi
This enabled me to install linux but then I could not boot into either into Windows or into Linux. It showed 'Operating System Error'
I reinstalled FC 6 with the MBR on /dev/hda1.

However, now when I start my PC it shows the following message instead of the GRUB menu:-

"
[Mini BASH-like editing is supported. For the first word.............. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename]

grub>

"

However when I insert the Windows XP CD and don't choose to boot through the CD, it shows 'loading GRUB stage 2......' and displays the GRUB graphical screen.

Now everytime I want to log into either Windows or Linux I have to insert the Win XP CD.
What could be the reason for this problem, please advice me on how to solve.
I am a beginner to linux and am very interested in learning the intricacies inherent.

With best wished
Tuxeedo
 
Old 03-16-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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Check your bios options, and set it to boot form hdd 0 as first boot device
 
Old 03-17-2007, 03:08 AM   #3
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It showed the correct graphical screen but....

Hi...!!!

I changed the boot priority in BIOS and made it to HDD (The one with Windows installed and MBR).

This showed me the correct boot screen with GRUB. However it showed 3 entries this time, even though I have just 2 OS installed(Win XP and FC6)....

Fedora Core 6 (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen)
Fedora Core 6-up (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
Windows XP SP2

The GRUB automatically loaded using the first option, which showed an interrupt error.
However, the second entry for FC6 is working fine.

I want to know what is the first option?
What is it's significance...?
Please help....
 
Old 03-17-2007, 03:10 AM   #4
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It showed the correct graphical screen but....

Hi...!!!

Thanks a ton buddy... your suggestion was worth it...
I changed the boot priority in BIOS and made it to HDD (The one with Windows installed and MBR).

This showed me the correct boot screen with GRUB. However it showed 3 entries this time, even though I have just 2 OS installed(Win XP and FC6)....

Fedora Core 6 (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen)
Fedora Core 6-up (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
Windows XP SP2

The GRUB automatically loaded using the first option, which showed an interrupt error.
However, the second entry for FC6 is working fine.

I want to know what is the first option?
What is it's significance...?
Please help....
 
Old 03-17-2007, 04:29 AM   #5
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The fc6xen entry means that you have a fc6 xen kernel installed, you can remove it with
rpm -ef kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen
this will uninstall the xen kernel & remove the entry from grub
(make sure you have the correct kernel version while uninstalling)
The default boot can be changed by editing /etc/grub.conf
change default=0 to default=1 for fedora, default=2 for XP SP2
 
  


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