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After a clean install of Fedora Core 2 on a 10 GB hard drive, I get the following message: Error Loading Operating System. I have done installs Red Hat installs ...
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    Error loading operating system


    After a clean install of Fedora Core 2 on a 10 GB hard drive, I get the following message: Error Loading Operating System. I have done installs Red Hat installs since 7.2 and never had the problem before. Anybody has any suggestions? I select GRUB as the bootloader.

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    exacyly how far along did the boot get?
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    actually, the error message is displayed right after the system boot (detected keyboard, mouse, hard drive..etc)

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    but you do get part of the kernel inizalized? in that case, its most likly that something got corrupted during the install. just md5checksum the isos' and re install.
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    Unfortunatelly, I don't get any initialization of the Kernel, the error message is the first thing I get after the computer has started to reboot.
    Also I check the MD5 on the ISOs and they are all good. I did reinstall 3 times already yesterday and kept on getting the same message.

    Thanks for the help

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    download new os, thats the sure fix, unless you really want SUSE, but befor you wast cd's, wait and see if anyone has a better solution. well, really a solution
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    Grub didn't get installed properly. You'll need to clean up the mbr and then reinstall Grub.
    The quick and dirty way to clean up the mbr would be to grab a Win9x boot floppy and, after booting from it, issue fdisk /mbr. This woll format the master boot record. Then grab Fedora Core 2 install cd1 and boot from that. From the installer menu, select Repair existing installation(or whatever similar).
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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