Re: New FC6 upgrade just displays "grub" -

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On 10/25/06, Bob Goodwin <[email protected]> wrote:

                        *I just tried an upgrade rather than a complete
                        reformat and install for the first time with
                        Fedora anything.

                        When it booted for the first time it stopped
                        with "grub" printed to the screen and apparently
                        sits there in its editor function waiting for
                        some command.  I don't know what it wants or
                        what to do next.

                        FC6 is installed on an 80g sata drive replacing
                        a working FC5 install.

                        The "rescue disc" is not much help, probably
                        because I don't know the right command?

                        Any suggestions appreciated.

                        Bob Goodwin*

sounds similar to problem I experienced. 
I booted into rescue mode then issued a chroot /mnt/sysimage.
cd /boot/grub and check the device.map file. Assuming your system disk is /dev/sda it should have:

(hd0) /dev/sda

if it doesn't, modify it so it does and run:

grub-install /dev/sda

Also check the /boot/grub.conf file and see if the various files are being referenced to the correct device partition,  it should be (hd0,0) if your system drive is the first device.

Hope this helps, Alastair



 



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