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Re: New FC6 upgrade just displays "grub" -



Sounds like the PAE kernel "Physical Address Extensions" did you say you wanted to address more that 4Gbytes of memory?


On 10/25/06, Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin wildblue net> wrote:
Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Alastair Neil wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 10/25/06, *Bob Goodwin* <bobgoodwin wildblue net
>> <mailto: bobgoodwin wildblue net>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>                             *I just tried an upgrade rather than a
>>     complete
>>                             reformat and install for the first time with
>>                             Fedora anything.
>>
>>                             When it booted for the first time it stopped
>>                             with "grub" printed to the screen and
>>     apparently
>>                             sits there in its editor function waiting
>> for
>>                             some command.  I don't know what it wants or
>>                             what to do next.
>>
>>                             FC6 is installed on an 80g sata drive
>>     replacing
>>                             a working FC5 install.
>>
>>                             The "rescue disc" is not much help, probably
>>                             because I don't know the right command?
>>
>>                             Any suggestions appreciated.
>>
>>                             Bob Goodwin*
>>
>>
>> sounds similar to problem I experienced. I booted into rescue mode
>> then issued a chroot /mnt/sysimage.
>> cd /boot/grub and check the device.map file. Assuming your system
>> disk is /dev/sda it should have:
>>
>> (hd0) /dev/sda
>>
>> if it doesn't, modify it so it does and run:
>>
>> grub-install /dev/sda
>>
>> Also check the /boot/grub.conf file and see if the various files are
>> being referenced to the correct device partition,  it should be
>> (hd0,0) if your system drive is the first device.
>>
>> Hope this helps, Alastair
>
> Yes it helps, now if I can fix the problem.
>
> device.map  appears corrupted:
>
> (fd0)   /dev/fd0
> (hd0)   /dev/st
> d
> (hd1)   /dev/sdb
>
> My big problem is "vi"
>
> I have never learned the commands and it's a science project every
> time I am forced to use it!
> I normally use a simple text editor called e3em which uses emacs
> commands.  I'll muddle through.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bob Goodwin
>
Ok, I managed to repair GRUB but now when it boots I have two options,
the one it wants to boot [highlighted], the second line, is shown as fc6PAE?

More cryptic stuff.  perhaps someone can tell me what that's about?

Bob Goodwin

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