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Installed mandriva over fedora core 6 cause I don't like FC6 but Mandriva hasn't come up in the boot loader and it still says fedora core 6, when I try ...
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- 05-24-2007 #1
Problems with mandriva installation
Installed mandriva over fedora core 6 cause I don't like FC6 but Mandriva hasn't come up in the boot loader and it still says fedora core 6, when I try to boot FC6 it comes up with:
Booting 'Fedora Core(2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)' root (hd0,4) Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type is 0x83 Kernal /vmlinux-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=/dev/volgroup00/logvol00 rhgb quiet Error 15: file not found Press any key to continue
- 05-24-2007 #2
did you change anything in Boot Loader section during Mandriva Installation?
- 05-24-2007 #3
- 05-24-2007 #4
in that case, Mandriva Installation wasn't successful. installer has missed GRUB installation somehow or you have installed GRUB in boot sector of / (root) partition.
boot up from Mandriva from DVD, mount its root partition ( /boot, if you created it ) and post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
- 05-25-2007 #5
How do I do that? (I should have explained from the begining that I'm almost a compleet noob when it comes to linux)
- 05-25-2007 #6
boot up from Mandriva Installation DVD and select Rescue System.
select Re-install Boot Loader in next Menu. if it throws any error, Select Mount Your Partitions Under /mnt and Go to Console.
- 05-25-2007 #7
- 06-14-2007 #8
Hi guys sorry for not getting back to you sooner but I've had a flurry of a-level exams and haven't had time to even think about computers let alone try and fix my installation of mandriva.
Ok I did what you asked and this is what was returned:
/mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst: No such file or directory [root@rescue/]#
- 06-14-2007 #9
you booted up in Rescue Mode and correct path is
if your harddisk is SATA, replace hda with sda.
in case, it doesn't work post the contents of menu.lst file here.
If I did that and then wiped the linux partition using vista, then reinstalled mandriva using the "install on free space on windows partition" would that solve the problem?
- 06-15-2007 #10
Ok then... Did what you said and just got more errors! GRRR! LOL
No such file or directory
mkdir: cannot create directory '/boot': File exists