GRUB not showing the graphical boot screen at normal boot
I have just installed FC 6 on my PC which already has Win XP(all NTFS) on one HDD(primary master).
The HDD which I have alloted to Linux is Primary slave.
Earlier I was getting this error code(EIP 00000060 c04002b1 000002b0) while beginning installation(just after you press enter to begin installation).
I googled and found that this could be solved by adding
linux acpi=off noacpi
This enabled me to install linux but then I could not boot into either into Windows or into Linux. It showed 'Operating System Error'
I reinstalled FC 6 with the MBR on /dev/hda1.
However, now when I start my PC it shows the following message instead of the GRUB menu:-
[Mini BASH-like editing is supported. For the first word.............. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename]
However when I insert the Windows XP CD and don't choose to boot through the CD, it shows 'loading GRUB stage 2......' and displays the GRUB graphical screen.
Now everytime I want to log into either Windows or Linux I have to insert the Win XP CD.
What could be the reason for this problem, please advice me on how to solve.
I am a beginner to linux and am very interested in learning the intricacies inherent.
with best wishes
I want to know the reason for the error
I appreciate your suggestion and I will definitely try it. However, I have just started with Linux(in fact today only) and I want to learn, if I quit this approach then I choose to loose an opportunity to know something.
I think you got my point, I am willing to get my hands dirty but I want to become a master in linux.
Can you suggest me a way out of the current scenario....????
with best wishes
I got the usual GRUB screen but...
I changed the boot priority in BIOS and made it to HDD (The one with Windows installed and MBR).
This showed me the correct boot screen with GRUB. However it showed 3 entries this time, even though I have just 2 OS installed(Win XP and FC6)....
Fedora Core 6 (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen)
Fedora Core 6-up (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
Windows XP SP2
The GRUB automatically loaded using the first option, which showed an interrupt error.
However, the second entry for FC6 is working fine.
I want to know what is the first option?
What is it's significance...?