Re: FC4 Install GRUB Load Error
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 16:30:47 -0500 To: For users of Fedora Core releases <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 10:26:06AM -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Chris Kirk wrote:
> >Hey Guys,
> >I just recently, well yesterday actually installed FC4 on my old PC. I
> >downloaded the iso files and burned them to a disk and did all the
> >checks and they all passed.
> >I installed it as a Desktop and just did the default settings because
> >I am pretty new at this sort of stuff. I have an HP system that has
> >the auto-partitioned system with a D: recovery drive. When installing
> >FC4 I selected to do an automatic thing and just remove my Windows
> >drive so I believe it should have wiped that all out.
> >It said it did the install successfully and it did the post
> >installation stuff and everything and then told me to take out the CD
> >and hit reboot. I did so and then it loaded a blakc screen with a
> >white text saying
> >GRUB Loading stage2...
> >and a blinking _ on the next line.
> >I turned off the PC and turned it back on only to have the same problem.
> >If anyone has any suggestions at all please let me know as I am
> >totally lost to this!
> >Thanks in advance!
I am loathe to respond since I don't have all the facts at home but I
have had this problem and it is caused (at least in every case I have
seen) by grub-install not working properly. The solution is to boot
with the rescue disk and do a chroot /mnt/sysimage and instead of
running grub-install run the two commands root followed by setup. What
I am vague about is the parameters for these two commands.
My memory is something like:
with the arguments changed to fit your machine which may not be using
hd0 and partition 0.
You can check the right parameters by doing an: info grub
Of course, if you don't have a working system you can't do info grub.
I just did that and commands above are correct, if you want to put the
boot sector in the MBR of hda.
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