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Old 08-06-2003, 12:50 PM   #1
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Exclamation RH9 install didnt install boot loader!

I just upgraded my rh8 system to rh9, and durring the process i told the install to install grub as my boot loader. after it finished installing it told my that grub had not been installed, and when i tried to make a boot disk, I got an error that said there was no media in my floppy drive, althought there was. So my question is, how do i install grub , from the command prompt (because I have a prompt using the rh9 discs rescue mode). Thanks.
Old 08-06-2003, 12:52 PM   #2
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From the redhat manual:
Old 08-06-2003, 01:59 PM   #3
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Thanks, Im trying it out now, but i assume that this will work.
Old 08-06-2003, 02:30 PM   #4
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to install grub, pop in your redhat 9 cd, tab f5 at the boot prompt to go into rescue mode, mount your root partition, type chroot /mtn/sysimage (that should put u in root mode) and then type grub-install /dev/hda, or /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
Old 08-07-2003, 12:44 PM   #5
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hey! it worked perfectly, so easy. thanks a lot, i owe you one!
Old 08-07-2003, 03:43 PM   #6
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Hey TheOneAndOnlySM,

THANKS!!! For the search engines that are going to come by this page, here's what happened to me:

Dual Boot system with WinXPHome and Linux Redhat (RH) 9 and the WinXPHome side blew up which made me do a total reinstall of XP. That of course blew out grub which allowed me to get into my Linux data.

Then because I had third party RPMs installed (NTFS support), I couldn't upgrade or reinstall without wiping out my data. Ugh, only thing I need to do is to reinstall GRUB and everything will be honky-dory. Ugh, how to reinstall just that.

Then found your post TheOneAndOnlySM. Thanks alot. If you find your self in the Lake Tahoe area and need a ski ticket, drop me a line.



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