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Old 07-04-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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Installed But Won't get past GRUB


I just attempted to install Slackware (twice), and both times, after restarting after the setup, I get:

Code:
GRUB Loading stage1.5.



GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 15
Now, I've done a bit of research, and know error 15 is "file not found," but I have no idea what file it's looking for, and why it can't find it.

What I've done so far is go through the steps on Installation Disk 1 and restarted my computer (with no CD). To my knowledge that's all I had to do, but it just won't work. Any suggestions?
 
Old 07-04-2006, 08:55 PM   #2
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did you set your partition bootable when using cfdisk or fdisk prior to setup? if not, you should be able to boot with the cd 1 again and change that, writing changes, and reboot..hope that helps
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:11 PM   #3
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Yes, I just checked. My /dev/hda3 (that should mount /) is bootable.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:19 PM   #4
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try 'grub-install /dev/hdX' where X is the harddrive you want to (re)install it to.. 'a' for primary master, b for primary slave, c for secondary master, d for secondary slave
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:21 PM   #5
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try 'grub-install /dev/hdX' where X is the harddrive you want to (re)install it to.. 'a' for primary master, b for primary slave, c for secondary master, d for secondary slave
Forgive me for asking, but try that where? When I do it from the root prompt (with the CD in) it doesn't seem to recognize the command.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:29 PM   #6
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lets say you installed to a partition on /dev/hda... after booting to the cd run 'mount /dev/hda# /mnt' where # is the partition number, probably 1.. then 'chroot /mnt' and then 'grub-install /dev/hda'
after doing this take a look at /boot/grub/grub.conf and see if you can make out any mistakes in it

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Old 07-04-2006, 09:37 PM   #7
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Quote:
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lets say you installed to a partition on /dev/hda... after booting to the cd run 'mount /dev/hda# /mnt' where # is the partition number, probably 1.. then 'chroot /mnt' and then 'grub-install /dev/hda'
after doing this take a look at /boot/grub/grub.conf and see if you can make out any mistakes in it
I get the following when attempting to do this:
Code:
sh: grub-install: command not found
That's after doing:
Code:
# mount /dev/hda3 /mnt
#chroot /mnt
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:42 PM   #8
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try /sbin/grub-install
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:45 PM   #9
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In the meantime, I had actually checked that, and it doesn't seem to be there, either.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:46 PM   #10
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How did you end up w/grub?

Slackware install routine uses lilo....
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:49 PM   #11
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The first time, I let it do the Lilo thing, and I got the same error message. The second time around, I skipped doing Lilo.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 10:45 PM   #12
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Ok, I reinstalled (again) and got it to work by selecting the option to install Lilo to the MBR. I didn't earlier, because it said it was possibly unsafe, but I vaguely remember GRUB being installed to the MBR, so I gave it a go. Thanks for all the help, guys.
 
  


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