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Old 07-23-2003, 05:21 PM   #16
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Wait, I have prepare the grub image file for u
Why not give it a try b4 u format your harddisk?

Download the image file from:

Unzip it and write it to a floppy using rawrite.

Boot up your computer with it.
On the command prompt,

grub > find /boot/grub/stage1

it should show you the partition your Redhat 8.0 is in.

grub > root (the partition given above)
grub > kernel /boot/(press tab and it shows you the kernels available) root=/dev/hdXX

* XX above is the root partition of your Redhat. You have to convert the partition just now into it following the rules:

(hd0,0) ---> /dev/hda1
(hd0,1) ---> /dev/hda2
and so on....

then finally,

grub > boot

as a example, this is how I boot my slackware linux:

grub>root (hd0,2)
grub>kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3


Last edited by koyi; 07-23-2003 at 05:27 PM.
Old 07-25-2003, 01:03 PM   #17
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Old 07-25-2003, 01:04 PM   #18
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BTW, the bootdisks just boot. They don't do anything else.
Old 07-26-2003, 11:10 AM   #19
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If you want GRUB permanently resides in your MBR, try this:

grub > find /boot/grub/stage1
(partition given)
grub > root (the partition given above)
grub > setup (hd0)

the last command install GRUB into the MBR of the first HD.


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