[TriLUG] Fedora, grub and ext3 questions
Carlos J. Cela
ccela at nc.rr.com
Mon Jan 5 21:25:42 EST 2004
Thanks David, that fixed it.
Apparently Fedora upgrades the files in the /boot partition to the new
version of Grub, but does not properly copy the stage1 file to the MBR
of the harddisk - the old stage1 did not like the new grub's stage2...
reinstaling everything by hand did the trick.
David A. Cafaro wrote:
>I'd try booting from the rescue disk into single user mode, chroot to
>the harddrives root "/" and try reinstalling grub. Maybe the old grub
>from RH8 got left on vs the new Fedora grub.
>On Mon, 2004-01-05 at 19:13, Carlos J. Cela wrote:
>>I upgraded my home PC (a P3 Dell Dimension XPS, with a promise Ultra66
>>disk controller) from RH8 to Fedora Core, and grub is halting after
>>displaying "Stage 2" and a couple of graphic chars on the screen. I can
>>boot perfectly fine from a Fedora rescue disk, everything works when
>>doing so, but the PC will just not boot from the harddisk.
>>When upgrading to Fedora, I requested the installer to convert my root
>>partition from ext2 to ext3 - could this have cause grub not to work
>>I recall having issues long time ago getting the Promise Ultra66 to work
>>with RH7 (would install but not recognize the disk afterwards). Could
>>this be the case here?
>>Any help will be appreciated.
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