Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
  #1  
Old 12th November 2006, 02:16 PM
geoflyer Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 10
grub issues

I'm a noob so bear with me. I been using fedora since fc3 but it has always installed with minimal probs. now that i have installed fc6 all i get on reboot is "GRUB" with a blinking curser. I'm dual booting xp on one drive and have a windows Partition and linux spread accross two more drives I'm also using lvm. any ideas on how to fix?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12th November 2006, 02:33 PM
rlozano Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Philippines
Posts: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by geoflyer
I'm a noob so bear with me. I been using fedora since fc3 but it has always installed with minimal probs. now that i have installed fc6 all i get on reboot is "GRUB" with a blinking curser. I'm dual booting xp on one drive and have a windows Partition and linux spread accross two more drives I'm also using lvm. any ideas on how to fix?
i suggest that you boot from the live cd, or rescue cd, and try to get your grub menu content and post it here, so people may have a better idea of what ins your grub.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12th November 2006, 02:35 PM
Seve Offline
Retired Community Manager
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The GTA, Ontario, Canada
Age: 56
Posts: 12,371
Hello:
You likely need to re-install grub
boot into linux rescue and follow along until the last prompt # then type
chroot /mnt/sysimage
then type
fdisk -l
to list out your drives and partitions and to identify where you want grub installed

then
grub-install /dev/hdx <---- your target drive

this will install grub on the mbr of /dev/hdx

Seve
__________________
Registered Linux User: #384977
.................................................. ............
See the Links below for more Help and those much wanted extras ... :)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12th November 2006, 04:51 PM
geoflyer Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 10
grub install couldnt find /sbin/grub used xpdisk to write new mbr may try boot magic thanks for the help. rdm
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15th November 2006, 01:32 PM
danelson Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1
I'm having a similar problem to the original poster. The install went fine, but on each boot I end up at a GRUB prompt. My grub.conf is as follows:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2849.fc6)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2849.fc6xen)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6
module /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6xen ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
module /initrd-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6xen.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
module /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
module /initrd-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen.img
title Windows 2000 Professional
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


From the prompt I am able to manually boot into FC6 or Windows with no problems by using the commands in grub.conf, so I'm assuming grub is installed correctly and I just have some sort of minor configuration issue to sort out, but I'm at a complete loss as to what to do next. Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
grub, issues

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grub issues Lopezadl2ian Using Fedora 1 27th March 2009 08:31 AM
Grub boot loader issues? (stupid grub!) Cooldan1 Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 5 30th July 2007 02:10 AM
grub issues? keeler1 Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 11 25th March 2007 09:11 PM
grub issues thor908 Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 36 17th January 2007 10:56 AM
Grub issues stephenmv Using Fedora 5 26th June 2005 06:57 AM


Current GMT-time: 09:08 (Saturday, 26-07-2014)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat