Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well together
Posted May 27, 2004 23:34 UTC (Thu) by vds
Parent article: Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well together
I had two different situations where the GRUB installation left my Dell d600 laptop non-bootable, one in which I did a FC2test1->test2 update, the other when I did a clean installation of final FC2, letting it reformat the existing Linux partitions.
The situation was Linux on top of Windows XP Pro, with GRUB as the bootloader (originally from rh9, then FC1, then FC2 test(s), then FC2 final).
In both cases, my system hung at the GRUB 'loading stage2' message to the point where I needed to remove the battery to continue. The second time (FC2 final), I successfully recovered by:
- booted disk1 in rescue mode
- remounted read-write as per the rescue mode instructions
- ran grub-install manually
- rebooted (ok)
It was acting like the stage2 file in GRUB wasn't installed, but in my (close to) panic, I didn't stash the contents of /boot/grub for later investigation before booting rescue. Doh.
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