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#1 wiggi

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 03:20 PM

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



#2 danleff

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 10:48 AM

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?

#3 wiggi

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 12:40 PM

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 ?



#4 iamroot

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 02:59 PM

Lol. That's a heavy upgrade man. Upgrades always have problems. Better to do a fresh install:-)




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