I've run into problems setting up grub on my system if the boot
partition isn't mounted. After you chroot it may help to make sure your
boot partition is mounted to /boot or /mnt/boot.

----- Original message -----
From: "EP" <srcfoo at gmail.com>
To: "Alex Williamson" <alfracto at mchsi.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 15:06:21 -0600
Subject: Re: [tclug-list] [TCLUG] Cheap-Bytes Fedora Core 4 fails to
provide    GRUB menu on dual boot install.

Did you install GRUB onto the MBR or the first linux partition on the
boot machine?

My guess is you install on the first linux partition. Try installing on

You can use FC4 disc 1 to boot and at the boot prompt type "linux

It will ask you a couple of questions about language and what not. Choos
"Continue" when you get to the screen about find your linux

After it mounts, type "chroot /mnt/sysimage".

Now run "grub-install hd0" to install grub on your master boot record.

Good Luck!

On 11/18/05, Alex Williamson <alfracto at mchsi.com> wrote:
> I work as the IT guy at a small private school.
> I'm trying to help students buy inexpensive computers using a free OS
> and software.
> I needed to test the latest free Linux on my workstation as a dual boot.
> I installed Cheap-Bytes Fedora Core 4 on an WinXP machine's second EIDE
> drive.
> The installation went fine but on reboot no GRUB loader menu showed,
> just plain old XP.
> I tried this on an identical machine and got the same results.
> I blew XP away on the second machine and successfully installed Core 4
> as a single boot.
> I had previously successfully installed Cheap-Bytes Linux 10 for dual
> boot on a third machine identical to the machines that failed. I had the
> choice of the LILO boot loader in that case. Core 4 only offers GRUB.
> Is this really a loader issue or something else?
> Any Ideas?? Can I resurrect the first machine with a boot floppy? How
> would I configure? I can't see the actual file structure of the machine
> that won't boot properly.
> One more question. Where can I get a comprehensible and comprehensive
> tutorial on GRUB?
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