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Old 03-16-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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Grub issues


i have a system that had fedora core 3 running perfectly fine..then i tried to install gentoo along side it. now whenever i boot up the computer i get the grub> prompt but no menu. if i manually boot it like this

root (hd0,1)
configfile /grub/grub.conf

then it works fine i have tried

grub> setup (hd0)

doesnt work
and i have tried using grub install but to no avail...can someone help me?
if you think you need to see any config files let me know
 
Old 03-16-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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Do
Code:
$ fdisk -l
and explain where's your /boot partition, and both / partition of Fedora 3 and Gentoo.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 11:38 PM   #3
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Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1912 15358108+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA) <--Windows XP
/dev/hda2 1913 1925 104422+ 83 Linux <-- BOOT
/dev/hda3 1926 9964 64573267+ 8e Linux LVM <--FEDORA

Disk /dev/hdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 8582 68934883+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA) <--MY DATA
/dev/hdb2 8583 8645 506047+ 82 Linux swap <--Gentoo Swap
/dev/hdb3 8646 9729 8707230 83 Linux <--Gentoo

Disk /dev/hdf: 60.0 GB, 60022480896 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 116301 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdf1 * 1 116300 58615168+ 83 Linux <--MORE DATA

theres my disks
 
Old 03-17-2005, 01:27 AM   #4
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mmmmmmmm if hda1 = (hd0,0) wouldn't hdb1 = (hd1,0)

and so on do u get it?


Last edited by windowsrefugeeX; 03-17-2005 at 01:29 AM.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 04:43 AM   #5
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Re: Grub issues

Quote:
Originally posted by ChronusDark
i have a system that had fedora core 3 running perfectly fine..then i tried to install gentoo along side it. now whenever i boot up the computer i get the grub> prompt but no menu. if i manually boot it like this

root (hd0,1)
configfile /grub/grub.conf

then it works fine
Basically I'd reckon you shouldn't have run grub at all from Gentoo - merely copied the kernel/System.map/config to your boot partition, and updated grub.conf.

So, I'd go back and boot the FC3 CD and reinstall grub from recovery.
Then do as I suggested above, and add an entry for Gentoo to the grub.conf.

Then you should be right to go.

The reason I suggest it this way, is that the installer for FC? will likely toss a fit when you next upgrade it if you try to leave a Gentoo generated grub in place.
Probably not worth the grief. Gentoo gives you the option to work it all out - Fedora probably won't.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 12:49 AM   #6
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true I forgot about FDC since it is a RPM distro it could have conflicts with it interesting point syg00, I totally forgot that he install grub from fedora. U did install grub from Fedora correct? or did u install it using Gentoo?
 
Old 03-18-2005, 12:59 AM   #7
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actually i just fixed my problem i just had to specify the configfile when i did grub> setup thanks for your help tho guys
 
  


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