[svlug] Fixing boot loader

Mark msalists at gmx.net
Thu Jan 11 12:35:26 PST 2007


Hello,

I have a problem with booting into FC6:

I had the following installation:
/boot on hda1
/ on md0 (raid1 on hda2 and hda3)
Extended partion on hda4 with only a swap partition as hda5


In the Fedora installation process I selected to install the boot loader in hda1, not on the MBR.


After wiping the entire HD and restoring all partitions using images I had taken from the various partitions, as well as the MBR
(used "dd if=/dev/hda of=backupfile count=1" to backup and the other way around to restore), I get stuck with "GRUB" followed by a
blinking cursor when I try to boot.

Using the SystemRescueCD in order to run grub-install /dev/hda1 does not get me further either.

Running grub-install on /dev/hda instead of /dev/hda1 gets me to the grub prompt, but still not all the way through.

What am I missing?

All partitions in fdisk look the same way as they used to, including the bootable flag for hda1...


Thanks,

MARK





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