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Old 06-20-2003, 03:20 PM   #1
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Angry grub is driving me nuts ;----(

I have a dual boot laptop and happy happy made the windows partition smaller and the linux bigger.
I also put the linux part from logical to primary type.
This worked with some sweat.

Now I got a grub problem. Grub won't start anymore, always shows up with the command prompt.
I can start linux after giving it
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=/dev/hda3
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img

and then boot

I thought that the grub.conf file was wrong, but I type exactly what is in there and it works.
And furthermore, when I use "configfile /etc/grub.conf", then the nice screen where you can select the two operaring systems appears (which I want again).

How come Grub does not read the grub.conf file and I have to point it to it?

What am I missing here?
Old 06-20-2003, 03:28 PM   #2
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Perhaps grub isn't installed correctly.

Make sure that /boot/grub/grub.conf is correct, then try running as root


to re-install it.

Installing a bootloader
Multiboot with GRUB Mini-HOWTO

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Old 06-20-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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It's supposed to be in /boot/grub/grub.conf . I also recommend making a symlink to /boot/grub/menu.lst. Try that and tell us how it went .
Old 06-23-2003, 02:02 AM   #4
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Talking Oh yes, no more being nuts!

Yes my friends, that did it!

Thanks a million.

The link was already made, but seemes that my little partitioning adventure somehow deinstalled grub.

Reinstalling it did the job nicely!




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