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Re: Cannot start laptop - Grub prompt




--- Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com> wrote:

> On 21/01/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com>
> wrote:
> > On 20/01/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com>
> wrote:
> > > I just installed FC6 on a new Dell laptop. The
> first boot went fine,
> > > but now when I try to start I get the grub
> prompt. I tried typing
> > > "boot" but it complains that the kernel must be
> loaded first. Er, what
> > > am I to do?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance.
> > >
> >
> > Some more info:
> > When I try to root(hd0,0) I'm informed that hd0 is
> a fat drive. I did
> > comletely erase the hard disk when I installed,
> though, and the first
> > boot went fine. So I booted into rescuemode from
> the dvd and tried to
> > reinstall grub. It tells me that /dev/hda is not
> found or not a block
> > device. Tabbing on grub-install /dev/h shows me
> that only hdc exists,
> > however , i does not have any corresponding BIOS
> drive. Googling that
> > error has gotten me nowhere.
> >
> > Not that before I booted I played with the
> laptop's MediaDirect
> > feature, and I suspect that it ruined grub. Or
> more. What can I
> > do/check? Thanks.
> >
> 
> More bad news: when I tab on root(hd I find that
> I've hd0,0 which is
> fat, and hd0,1 which is unknown. No ext3. Does that
> mean that I must
> reinstall?
> 
> Dotan Cohen
> 
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Try 
grub> rootnoverify (hd0,1)
grub> makeactive
grub> chainloader +1
grub> boot rootnoverify (hd0,1) makeactive chainloader
+1

out of curiosity.  What does it say about (hd0,1) ?

Regards,

Antonio 


 
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