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    Installing Fedora5 (new hard drive)


    I have tried several different Installations. I have even downloaded new disks. Every time I install fedora everything goes fine until it reboots. After reboot it goes strait to grub(no errors).

    I had the same operating system working a week ago. But my hard drive burned out. So I bought a western digital 80 gig.

    I used default settings, Workstation install.

    At grub I try the "root (hd0,0)" command
    I get error 21: selected disk does not exist.

    I'm shore you guys need more information just let me know, Thanks a lot for any help.
    ps. Yes I have googled myself to death

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    Any reason you didn't upgrade to Fedora Core 6?
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    fedora core 5 worked, so i stuck with it. I may upgrade later on. After its been out a while.

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    It's been out for about eight months.
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    do you think that would be a fix (new hard drive not supported by fc5?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew.Mallicoat
    do you think that would be a fix (new hard drive not supported by fc5?)
    It's a possibility. Unlikely though. It is always a good idea to upgrade to the latest stable release of an operating system.
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    I only got 2 cd blanks left. Can I install 6 with disk one and disk two. Just basic install with GUI Gnome or KDE.

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    Not sure. Casper probably knows though.
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    well i'm off to the computer store to get more cds, while downloading fc6. any suggestions on why this new hard drive will install but not boot Linux. maybe a different distribution.

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    You only need to burn CD 1, keep the other ISO's on your HD and do a local hard drive install from the boot prompt.
    EDIT: Did you install GRUB to the MBR of the first drive?
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