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This is my first time installing linux. I installed it on a old computer and when install was done it boots and just says GRUB with a blinking curser and ...
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    Says grub on boot


    This is my first time installing linux. I installed it on a old computer and when install was done it boots and just says GRUB with a blinking curser and I cant do anything. Could someone please help

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    are there any entries e.g. windows, linux, failsafe etc ?

    if not try this, insert the cd/dvd you used to install, select repair installation and reinstall the bootloader correctly i.e. on the MBR of the Primary Master Hard drive (hda).
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    there is only one hard drive and linux is the onlu os

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    there is only one hard drive and linux is the only os

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    still, try the repair option on the cd/dvd and tell it to install grub onto the MBR of the drive, leave the other stuff at their default settings.
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    I tried that but did not work, Also I think I am using fedora 2 should that matter. When i run the check media disk it goes to a blue screen and has wierd text on it and frezzes

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    See this tutorial on fixing grub boot problems, to repair your grub (don't worry it contains instructions for fedora).

    Also, if the media check fails or produces some unexpected output, it generally means that the media is corrupt. It is always a good practice to check the md5sum of the iso beefore burning it.
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