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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 10:12 am    Post subject: HELP! Urgent please... Reply with quote

Oh my God, i realy know to use the GRUB but It's happened to me too like in this msg: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=3117

This is my HD map:
/dev/hda1 * - win32 ( C drive ), active partition
/dev/hda2 -win32 ( extended )
/dev/hda5 - /boot ( linux boot )
/dev/hda6 - /root ( linux root
/dev/hda7 - swap ( swap )

This is my grub command line:
grub> root (hd0,4)
grub> setup (hd0)
grub> quit

This is my menu.lst:
default 0
timeout 30
title=Gentoo System
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda6

title=Windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

After boot I only got this on the screen and computer stops:
Booting 'Gentoo System'
root (hd0,4)
File system type is ext2fs, part. type 0x83
kernel /boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda6
Uncompresing Linux...OK, booting the Kernel.

AND THAT'S IT!
Computer stops...
Please help me.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to your list, /dev/hda6 is swap (although it says it is also root) - which is it? You also say that /dev/hda2 is "win32" and "extended" - but it can't be both. You need to be clear about your configuration...

Also, a topic title of "HELP! Urgent please..." has three problems:

1. It tells no one what the topic is about
2. It helps no one searching in future for grub/boot problems
3. It's rude - you are asking volunteers for help, but telling them it is urgent. The only urgent Gentoo problem in the world (from my perpective) is one I am having...

So, clarify your system setup, amend the title, and we'll try to help.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: HELP! Urgent please... Reply with quote

pacman wrote:

Uncompresing Linux...OK, booting the Kernel.


Um... are you sure your kernel is viable? Try booting it direct off a floppy disk? I'm pretty sure this is nothing to do with Grub.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I corrected my message above.

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Um... are you sure your kernel is viable? Try booting it direct off a floppy disk? I'm pretty sure this is nothing to do with Grub.


The kernel is there so...?
How can i boot from floppy?
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How large is your kernel? Boot up off the install cd and mount your /boot directory somewhere and check. I don't know how grub would handle a large than floppy sized kernel, but I imagine not well. If you compiled a bunch of stuff in, it's feasible that it might be too big (that size limit still exists, doesn't it?).
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to create an emergency boot-floppy with just a safe kernel

  1. configure a kernel. be sure, it works! do not include probably unsafe or experimantal parts, if you do not really need them! Do not use modules!
  2. make clean dep bzImage ;)
  3. if your kernel is > 1.4MB go back to step 1 and remove some features
  4. cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /tmp/rescuekernel
  5. rdev /tmp/rescuekernel /dev/hdxx where xx is your root-device, eg. a5
  6. dd if=/tmp/rescuekernel of=/dev/fd0

this of course does not help if you blew your root-device, it's just an emergency kernel!

PS: I put this in "Tips & Tricks" with a little more documentation ;)

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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