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Old 07-10-2002, 07:15 PM   #1
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help bypassing GRUB...


Hi there...

I've used *nix platforms quite a bit in the past, but always through a shell for programming purposes. Until quite recently, I've never had root access to one, so I am really quite the newbie insofar as administration goes.

I have what I think is a simple problem:

on a Red hat 7.2 box, I need to re-install the OS but GRUB is refusing to acknowledge the boot.img I have put in the floppy (fd0).

Would someone with a bit of patience explain to me what I could be doing wrong, or even simply explain what I should do to get the box to load the boot.img from the disk rather than invoking GRUB?

thanks in advance for any help!

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Old 07-10-2002, 09:21 PM   #2
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Ok can you change your boot sequence in BIOS so you'd be able to boot from floppy first instead of HD?
 
Old 07-10-2002, 09:44 PM   #3
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Hi there...

thanks for the response. editing BIOS was actually one thing I was able to think of, unfortunately, there was no option for changing the drive from which to boot (that I was able to find anyways, there were very few options so I dont 'think' I missed it). What'd I give for Award's BIOS right about now

Is there a way to simply tell GRUB to use the boot.img on the disk? I'm searching google now (for GRUB docs), but I am not finding a lot of help on this specific question, and I really need to figure this out before the sun rises

thanks again
 
Old 07-11-2002, 12:29 AM   #4
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When you get the grub menu screen, press the ' e ' key to edit and then the ' c ' key to get a command line. At the grub prompt enter:

root (fd0)
chainloader +1
boot

Don't forget to put your disk in before entering these commands. I tried this out on a kernel disk and it worked.
 
Old 07-11-2002, 06:23 PM   #5
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thanks for the response. editing BIOS was actually one thing I was able to think of, unfortunately, there was no option for changing the drive from which to boot (that I was able to find anyways, there were very few options so I dont 'think' I missed it). What'd I give for Award's BIOS right about now
Actually, you don't choose from "where" you boot but the order in which the computer boots the different devices. For example my BIOS is setup to boot the CD-Rom, then the Floppy and then the hard disks. If you set the BIOS to boot from the floppy before the hard disk maybe it will solve the problem.

Good luck.
 
Old 07-11-2002, 06:26 PM   #6
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thanks for the help everyone!

linuxcool's solution worked out and gave me just what I needed. I have the OS all reinstalled and I'm free to get back to the things I actually understand, like playing with my compilers

thanks again

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You're welcome.
 
  


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