[TriLUG] Rh9 hosed boot loader
Matthew.Frye at rexhealth.com
Wed Feb 4 05:08:51 EST 2004
Jim thanks you and the RHCE Study Group thanks you.
> From: Jim Ray[SMTP:jim at neuse.net]
> Reply To: jim at neuse.net;Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 7:43 PM
> To: maillist at shenandoahkennels.net; 'Triangle Linux Users Group
> discussion list'
> Subject: RE: [TriLUG] Rh9 hosed boot loader
> You da man. It worked. I will not stay up tonight re-loading rh9 and
> preparing for tomorrow's lab since you saved the day. Many thanks!!!
> Here's a summary of the solution:
> Rescue Mode
> 1.boot rh9 cd1 w/ f5 -> shell-2.05b#
> 2.chroot /mnt/sysimage ; logs in as root
> 3.grub-install /dev/hda ; magic command from Matthew Lavigne
> TriLUG rules.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Lavigne [mailto:maillist at shenandoahkennels.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 6:12 PM
> To: jim at neuse.net; Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Rh9 hosed boot loader
> On Tuesday 03 February 2004 07:22 am, Jim Ray wrote:
> > In my infinite wisdom, I made a ghost image (yes, winders based) of
> > the rhce study group rh9 computer and proceeded to load debian. I got
> > stuck and decided to continue with debian at a later date after I
> > learn more about the installation options.
> > No prob. I ghosted the rh9 disk back onto the box. Now, it will not
> > boot. All I see is GRUB GRUB.
> > I tried to do some troubleshooting with mandrake move boot cd and then
> > with rh9 rescue mode boot cd to no avail:
> > Rescue Mode
> > 1.boot rh9 cd1 w/ f5 -> shell-2.05b#
> > 2.chroot /mnt/sysimage
> if you get to this point then you should be chrooted into your system...
> 'mount' and look at the output. If should be mounted the way that you
> expect. If not then there may be other issues but I suspect that you will
> mounted correctly.
> then you can do one of several thing..
> 1. grub-install /dev/hda
> or a bit more complex but from gentoo
> 2. grub
> from the grub prompt- root(hd0,0)
> then setup (hd0)
> then quit
> #2 does the same thing as the grub-install (but I trust it a little more)
> The other thing that you can do then is to do an fdisk /dev/hda then press
> 'p' and make sure that your /dev/hda1 is set to bootable if not
> then press 'a' and the partition that is your boot partition.
> That *should* get you up and running. If not then post back and I will see
> I can help you any more.
> > 3.mount -o /mnt/hda1 -> cannot find in /etc/fstab
> > 4.mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 -> no such file or directory 5.chroot
> > /mnt/hda1 lilo
> Matthew Lavigne
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