Computer Hangs at GRUB
scool at shaw.ca
Mon Nov 10 06:26:07 UTC 2003
Well I think the hard drive thing is what was messing it up, I had the hard
drives on auto detect but I went into the bios anyways and hit the HDD Auto
Detect again and now it works, thanks for the help
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Behalf Of Scott Burns
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 11:06 PM
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Subject: Re: Computer Hangs at GRUB
Sean Harding wrote:
> Hi group:
> I just installed FC1 on my spare computer hoping to use it as a web
> server, the install went fine, in fact I've installed successfully
> before on the same computer, but I swapped a Hard Drive, reinstalled
> and now the computer hangs on the grub loading, it doesn't load up
> grub it just hangs on GRUB after it tries to boot off CD. Anyone have
> any suggestions as to how I might be able to fix the problem?
Is the disk geometry correct in BIOS? Linux ignores the BIOS (IIRC) and
makes it's own disk geometry tables. You could have successfully
installed with incorrect settings but I think GRUB uses the BIOS to
determine disk layout and so will now be looking at a different area on
Do you get a "Loading stage whatever" type error?
You say you swapped a hard drive out. Was there more than one hard drive
in the system?
Did you install GRUB to the /dev/hda or /dev/hda1?
Do you get an operating system not found type error or a total or
semi-lockup with no text on screen?
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