what is the grub step?!

Jeff Vian jvian10 at charter.net
Tue Jan 10 02:46:53 UTC 2006


On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 13:22 -0800, jackc wrote:
> hi les,
> 
> i tried that and the mount of the cd would not release so i could remove
> it before a reboot. i was left facing install fresh or update
> and having been down that road a half dozen times since last friday,
> was disinclined to feed the cd's through again.
> 
> any other ideas? tia,jackc...
> 

yes, eject the CD after the machine shuts down and before it tries to
reboot.    Or just power it down then remove the CD when first powered
on.

> 
> On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 15:13 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 15:11, jackc wrote:
> > > well, its looking like fc4 just isnt ready for prime time.
> > > 
> > > i have  a dell 2200 and its a criteria for a new desktop to 
> > > load/test on that platform first.
> > > 
> > > after a number of trials, the reboot during cd#4 is constantly
> > > returning to grub. 
> > > 
> > > trying the below works fine, but the reboot just returns to
> > > the install dialog to start the whole thing over.
> > 
> > By 'below' do you mean the boot into 'linux rescue' and
> > the steps to 'grub-install'.   What happens when you
> > remove the CD and reboot after that?
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > its no closer to working.
> > > 
> > > any final diagnostics i can try for this problem?
> > > 
> > > my goal is not difficult, i am selecting everything
> > > to install, auto partition w/remove all linux partitions.
> > > 
> > > this box has successfully hosted many netbsd flavors and RH ES 4,
> > > so i gotta be suspect of the fc4(i checked the cd sums too).
> > > 
> > > frustrated and disappointed, jackc...
> > > 
> > > On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 17:47 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 16:42 -0800, jackc wrote:
> > > > > hi gang,
> > > > > 
> > > > > so i load the 4 fc 4 cd's and after loaded the it says it wants to do a
> > > > > graphical portion, reboots and i am looking a
> > > > > 
> > > > > grub> 
> > > > > 
> > > > > prompt!!
> > > > > 
> > > > > what the heck is supposed to happen now?! is this normal?!
> > > > > 
> > > > ----
> > > > no - not normal
> > > > 
> > > > sounds as if you didn't allow grub to install the necessary stuff
> > > > into /dev/hda
> > > > 
> > > > try this...
> > > > 
> > > > boot disk 1
> > > > skip media check
> > > > type 'linux rescue' and press enter at boot prompt
> > > > 
> > > > when finished loading...
> > > > 
> > > > type 'chroot /mnt/sysimage'
> > > > type 'grub-install -v /dev/hda'
> > > > 
> > > > type 'exit'
> > > > type 'exit'
> > > > 
> > > > see if it reboots
> > > > 
> > > > note - don't include the single quotes - they were for your
> > > > identification only
> > > > 
> > > > Craig
> > > > 
> > > -- 
> > > Jack Craig
> > > 
> > > XPath/SAS Team
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> > > San Jose, CA  95110
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> > > Direct E-mail:  jcraig at brocade.com
> > 
> -- 
> Jack Craig
> 
> XPath/SAS Team
> Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
> 1600 Technology Dr.
> San Jose, CA  95110
> 408.333.7478
> Direct E-mail:  jcraig at brocade.com
> 




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