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I have fedora core installed with root at hda9 and boot at hda8. I booted via floppy and installed grub by "grub-install hd0" (hda8 was mounted at /boot). But it ...
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    GRUB installation problem


    I have fedora core installed with root at hda9 and boot at hda8. I booted via floppy and installed grub by "grub-install hd0" (hda8 was mounted at /boot). But it does not give me a menu at all...just a blank screen after the 'Starting grub...' line appears on booting. Any amount of keystrokes don't help but it boots into default entry.

    My grub.conf file in /boot/grub looks like this

    Code:
    default=1
    timeout=10
    splashimage=(hd0,8)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
    	root (hd0,8)
    	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=/dev/hda9 hdc=ide-scsi
    	initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
    title DOS
    	rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    	chainloader +1

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    i think that when the system boots the problem is the splash screen.maybe shouldn't be in hda8
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    where does the GRUB.CONF file live?

    It sounds like GRUB cannot find the grub.conf and the stage1 etc files.

    Make sure that when you install grub you tell it where these files are. For further details read the tutorial section on this site - Solving boot problems with grub.

    have fun

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    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
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    I figured it out ... stupid mistake. As i said, the boot partition was hda8 .. so actually the parameters in "root(hd0," should have been "root(hd0,7)" as the numbering starts from 0.

    That solved the problem.
    Thanks for your replies.

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