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RE: Boot loader problem



 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Guillermo Garron
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 1:53 PM
> To: For users of Fedora
> Subject: Re: Boot loader problem
> 
> On 1/12/07, Mark <msalists gmx net> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a problem with booting into FC6:
> >
> > I had the following installation:
> > /boot on hda1
> > / on md0 (raid1 on hda2 and hda3)
> > Extended partion on hda4 with only a swap partition as hda5
> >
> >
> > In the Fedora installation process I selected to install 
> the boot loader in hda1, not on the MBR.
> >
> >
> > After wiping the entire HD and restoring all partitions 
> using images I had taken from the various partitions, as well 
> as the MBR
> > (used "dd if=/dev/hda of=backupfile count=1" to backup and 
> the other way around to restore), I get stuck with "GRUB" 
> followed by a
> > blinking cursor when I try to boot.
> >
> > Using the SystemRescueCD in order to run grub-install 
> /dev/hda1 does not get me further either.
> >
> > Running grub-install on /dev/hda instead of /dev/hda1 gets 
> me to the grub prompt, but still not all the way through.
> >
> > What am I missing?
> I think you are missing the
> 
> root(hd0,0) command intro grub.
> 
> read this that worked for me sometime ago.
> http://www.go2linux.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view
> &id=32&Itemid=9
> 

This is my grub.conf file:

boot=/dev/hda1
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=/dev/md0 ide=nodma
        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.img



> Off course I had no raid :)

I don't yet get it to go to the point where that would matter.

Thanks,

MARK


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