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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:32 pm 
I have a successful BLAG install but Grub will not boot it without the boot disk. I'm sure it is something I have done, or not done. Any help will be much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:22 pm 

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Try this and see if this will work for you....

1>Method One - Boot from Installation CD
boot from the linux CD.
type this at the boot prompt:
linux rescue
use the ensuing rescue procedure to get to a command line, with your / mounted, say as /mnt/rescue
then say this:
chroot /mnt/rescue
now your / on your HDD is mounted as / and not /mnt/rescue (formerly, / was the root of the RAM drive your CD boot sets up.)
Now, type this:
/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
now this
and reboot.
2> Method 2 - Boot from rescue floppy
once the floppy is booted, and you have logged in:
/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
now reboot.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:02 pm 
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If, during the install, you left the grub screen to it's default settings, it should have installed grub on the MBR so it should come up at boot.

The procedure described above will work, but may be a bit complicated if you're new to GNU/Linux. You could also boot the CD again, and go through the upgrade process (it will detect your current settings). It will then allow you to re-install grub. This may be easier for you.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:42 pm 
First of all, I would like to thank you all for the very quick responses. I am very grateful. I am glad to say that, as far as I know, the problem is fixed. I did try to boot the upgrade from the disk and that did not work. I tried a couple of the listed options and nothing at all. But I kept getting this error about “could not align partition properlyâ€

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:02 am 
Welcome in the Free world....

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