On Sun, Feb 13, 2005 at 07:21:19PM +0100, Perran (bongo) wrote:
I've just installed FC3 on hdb1 and I've got XP on hda1.
On the first reboot (and a couple that followed) the following comes up on screen and
then just sits there:
GRUB Loading stage2...
I've had a look around a few forums and everyone keeps suggesting booting from the
second installation disk or typing in this, that or the other. But it tries to load Grub
before trying to boot from the CD drive even though I've got the CD drive infront of
the HD in the boot order.
I'm an utter rookie with all this, so I have no idea what information is needed to
work out what's going on. Be gentle with me...
You pose several questions that need to be separated. First, I assume
you are saying that when you boot without a CD in the drive the system
gets stopped with the message:
GRUB Loading stage2..
Where did you install your grub and how did you do the installation?
I hope grub boot code is on /dev/hda (or HD0). Is it?
Posting you grub.conf file might be helpful.
Now as you second problem am I correct that you are saying that when
you put a boot-able CD like the Fedora CD1 or Fedora Rescue disk in
your CD drive your
system still goes and tries to boot from the hard drive. Also you are
saying that in the BIOS the Boot sequence places the CD before the
hard disk in the boot order. I this correct?
Nonsense. Space is blue and birds fly through it.
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