grub not working after livecd install (moved from wrong list)
markus.mahlberg at web.de
Mon Dec 20 04:15:29 PST 2004
Steve Prior wrote:
> I finished a Livecd install about an hour ago and can't get the system to
> boot. I know the alfs profile on the CD doesn't install the bootloader, so
> after the alfs finished I went through chap 8.4 and setup grub.
> My partitions are as follows:
> /dev/hda2 6 68 506047+ 82 Linux swap /
> /dev/hda3 * 69 4982 39471705 83 Linux
How big is hda1? 5 blocks? Seems a bit odd to me...
> On the grub command line I entered:
> grub> root (hd0,2)
> Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
> grub> setup (hd0)
> Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
> Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
> Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
> Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0)"... 16 sectors are
> Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+16 p
> /boot/grub/menu.lst"... succeeded
> My /boot/grub/menu.1st (whihc I believe to be correct) is:
> # Begin /boot/grub/menu.lst
> # By default boot the first menu entry.
> default 0
> # Allow 30 seconds before booting the default.
> timeout 30
> # Use prettier colors.
> color green/black light-green/black
> # The first entry is for LFS.
> title LFS 6.0
> root (hd0,2)
> kernel /boot/lfskernel-188.8.131.52 root=/dev/hda3
> But when I rebooted the system I see a quick grub message I don't have
> time to read and then the system reboots.
I experienced this behaviour when i exceeded the 1024 cylinder limit.
To solve this problem I need more information. Could you please post
an "fdisk -l"? Is your grub-version 0.95? Your kernel .config file might
help as well.
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