Installed CENTOS, rebooted, stuck at grub
I originally used Slackware back in the day and then Redhat, before it went commercial. My job changed where I mainly had to use AIX, so I haven't been involved in Linux since then. Just getting back into it.
I installed CentOS 5.1. My Dell system had a partition for Dell utilities - usually I delete this, but this time I did not. I deleted the windows partition and created 1 /boot partition since I am going to use LVM and /boot can not be part of that, 1 swap and then 1 LVM partition using the rest of the disk. Inside the LVM parition, I created a filesystem for /, /var, /home & /user/local
After install, it wanted me to reboot, so I did. I walked away and when I came back I was booted into Linux. I logged into X and then was prompted about many updates available. I installed some updates. A couple required a reboot. Once I rebooted - this time I stayed in the room - it just came up to a grub prompt.
I am familar with lilo, but not grub. Anyway, I press enter and just got another grub prompt. I typed "help" to see what all the commands are. I type "boot" and get the error "Error 8: Kernel must be loaded before booting".
I will continue to do research to see if I can find out what is wrong, but if anyone has any insight, please let me know.
Thanks in advance,