On Feb 9, 2008 11:03 AM, don vogt <donvogt2001(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
I am stuck in a pretty complete disaster and grub
won't help me out of it. It is a long story, but here
is a summary
I bought a pci/USB2.0 card with the idea of digitizing
I installed the card and after that fc7 wouldn't read
the card. So I rebooted into XP to see if it would
work there.XP started to boot and about 8 seconds
later the display changed to a blue screen with an
incomprohensible error message and froze.
I use the XP system to access some sites that won't
work with linux, so I reinstalled XP (not a pleasant
experience!). I knew that would trash my grub setup on
the MBR, but I thought I knew how to redo grub from my
The method I tried was to run grub and enter
it answered (hd0,1) (which is my /boot partition)
I entered root (hd0,1)
no answer, just the prompt back
I entered setup (hd0)
it answered with some comments about searching for
some stage files. it found stages 1,2,and1.5
then it said "Running imbed /grub/e2fs-stage1_5 (hd0)
15 sectors asre embedded succeeded"
then it said install /grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+15
(hd0,1)/grub/stage2 grub.conf succeeded "
That all looks good to me so I backed out and
rebooted without the CD.
Instead of the grub menu I get a little trash and a
lot of blank screen.
I downloaded the rescuecd iso, burned it and booted
that and tried the same thing with the same result.
Here is my grub.conf in case it helps.
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making
changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora (184.108.40.206-64.fc7)
kernel /vmlinuz-220.127.116.11-64.fc7 ro root=LABEL=main
title Fedora (18.104.22.168-52.fc7)
kernel /vmlinuz-22.214.171.124-52.fc7 ro root=LABEL=main
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
Can Anyone see what I am doing wrong or have another
suggestion on how to get grub fixed.
Boot using the installation DVD. Choose repair installation (or
something similar, I do not remember).
At the prompt, type:
Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
LCG - UFRJ