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boot failure after upgrading from RH9 to FC3

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Hi after installing(upgrading) FC3 onto my existing RH9 system it now fails show the default grub boot menu ,instead it boots to the grub command shell. my system config is a follows

 

1x pII 550MHZ 512M RAM

1 x scsi disk drive (only used for linux)

1 x ide hard disk drive (secondary channel/slave)(not used)

1 x floppy drive

1 x ide cdrom

1 x scsi cdrom

 

note: the scsi disk drive is selected as the default boot device

from within the bios

 

under the grub device.map file the above devices are seen in the following order

 

(fd0) floppy

(hd0)Ide disk drive

(hd1) SCSI disk drive

 

the only way I am able to start linux is to type the following from the grub shell.

 

 

 

Grub>:kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 /root=/dev/sda5

Grub>:initrd /initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img

Grub>:boot

 

 

I have checked the device.map and menu.lst file and they seem to be ok

 

 

my partitions for the scsi drive is configured as follows

linux boot partion 500M /BOOT (Linux file system)

linux root partition 4G / (linux file system)

Linux swap partition 1G

 

 

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I don't know much about scsi drives, but can you post your menu.lst file?

 

It looks like the grub changes got written to the ide drive?

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thanks for your quick response,but I have resolved this problem by doing the following

disabled the IDE disk drive in the bios

rebooted using fedora cd in rescue mode

and ran the following commands

chroot /mnt/sysimage

grub

grub>: root (hd0,0)

grub>: setup (hd0)

quit

grub-install /dev/sda

 

but now I have another problem

the default cd audio device has changed in the following way

I have 2 cdrom devices installed

1 x scsi(scd0) cdwriter

1 x ide(hdc) cd/dvd player(connected to soundcard)

 

before the upgrade the ide cdrom was loaded via fstab as the default device,the scsi cdwriter device was not loaded by default.

now when you run any of the following cd audio programs they default to the scsi cdwriter

for the following apps

cdplayer

gnome audio players

kde audio players

i can resolve this by typing the following command

ln -sf hdc cdrom

but the application ripperX still fails to run with permission errors accessing "dev/cdrom"

this also occurs with the root account as well as default user accounts

 

the fstab is configured as follows

 

/dev/scd0 /media/cdrecorder pamconsole,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

/dev/hdc /media/cdrom auto pamconsole,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

 

any ideas ?

 

 

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