Cannot start laptop - Grub prompt
dotancohen at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 22:25:01 UTC 2007
On 21/01/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20/01/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I just installed FC6 on a new Dell laptop. The first boot went fine,
> > but now when I try to start I get the grub prompt. I tried typing
> > "boot" but it complains that the kernel must be loaded first. Er, what
> > am I to do?
> > Thanks in advance.
> Some more info:
> When I try to root(hd0,0) I'm informed that hd0 is a fat drive. I did
> comletely erase the hard disk when I installed, though, and the first
> boot went fine. So I booted into rescuemode from the dvd and tried to
> reinstall grub. It tells me that /dev/hda is not found or not a block
> device. Tabbing on grub-install /dev/h shows me that only hdc exists,
> however , i does not have any corresponding BIOS drive. Googling that
> error has gotten me nowhere.
> Not that before I booted I played with the laptop's MediaDirect
> feature, and I suspect that it ruined grub. Or more. What can I
> do/check? Thanks.
More bad news: when I tab on root(hd I find that I've hd0,0 which is
fat, and hd0,1 which is unknown. No ext3. Does that mean that I must
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