RC2 hangs trying to boot

Clyde E. Kunkel clydekunkel7734 at cox.net
Fri May 13 23:27:04 UTC 2011

On 05/13/2011 04:51 PM, Per Bothner wrote:
> <snip>
> I managed to install RC2 - but I can't boot into it:
> It just wants to boot into Windows - grub does not come up.
> I tried deleting the Windows boot/EFI partitions (two small partitions
> before the C: partition), but now nothing boots.  I can try
> using the rescue DVD to re-install grub manually, and I can try
> re-formatting the entire disk.  But any suggestions would be appreciated.

I have to make some assumptions, but try this:

1) boot into rescue mode and find your RC2 and follow instructions to 
chroot into it.
2) grub-install /dev/sda  (This is where I assume your windows 
partitions are.  If not, then grub-install /dev/sd<whatever drive 
windows thinks has the MBR)
3) reboot and grub should come up with the grub menu

You may have to use the windows install disk to recreate the windows 
boot manager and then you will have to repeat 1-3 again.  Once done you 
can mod grub.conf to add:  rootnoverify (hd<where the windows boot 
manager is) then next line chainloader +1  in order to boot windows from 
the grub menu.

The above is the way I have done it many times.  I do not use EFI.

Good luck.


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