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Old 07-01-2006, 02:24 AM   #1
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New install FC5 can't boot.

I just installed FC5 on the first partition of my first hard drive. I did not choose to install grub during the install because I didn't want it to mess anything up and it's already installed and still boots Slackware 10.2 on my second hard drive.

I thought that it would be easy enough to boot from the command line! .

Here are the commands I passed to grub:
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054-FC5 root=/dev/hda1 ro

When I enter the 'boot' command the pc reboots!
Would one of you Guru's please point out what I have done wrong.

Should I just reinstall grub to see if it picks up my new Linux install?

Last edited by sr_25; 07-01-2006 at 02:27 AM.
Old 07-01-2006, 11:35 AM   #2
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I finally have it working and it only took me 6 hours.

Here is a copy of my menu.lst hopefully to help others.
# GRUB configuration file '/boot/grub/menu.lst'.
# generated by 'grubconfig'.  Sun 25 Jun 2006 04:06:26 PM AKDT
# Start GRUB global section
#timeout 30
#color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
# End GRUB global section
# Other bootable partition config begins
  title Fedora Core 5 on (/dev/hda1)
  root (hd0,0)
  kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 root=/dev/hda1 ro vga=790
  initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.img
  title Slackware 10.2 on (/dev/hdb6)
  root (hd1,5)
  kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb6 ro vga=790

title --- For help press 'c', type: 'help'
root (hd0)
title --- For usage examples, type: 'cat /boot/grub/grub.txt'
root (hd0)
title --- Use 'tab' for autocomplete
root (hd0)
Old 10-22-2006, 07:46 PM   #3
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Fedora FC5 Install Lands with Grub Prompt no Bootloader

I have installed FC5 several times, but when I reboot I get the grub command line with no boot options. At that point I am clueless, and until I can run Linux I can't get to the grub.conf file to fix things. I am using a dvd from the .iso download, and have tried every option I can think of during the "interview" including the defaults amd choosing an additional boot from the hard drive boot sector. All I get is grup and a prompt. Any suggestions would be most welcome. thanks.
Old 11-25-2006, 08:56 PM   #4
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use your rescue cd to boot from and you will have full access to grub.conf.


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