Fedora Installation :: Upgrade From 9 To 10 - DVD Waiting For GRUB To Load

Feb 10, 2009

I've just tried to upgrade my Fedora 9 (x86_64) installation to Fedora 10 using the installation DVD. The upgrade seemed to proceed very smoothly, no errors ,nor warnings, it just seemed that it is upgrading grub (yes, I chose to upgrade grub as well) and all the packages (it took about 20 minutes). However, after the upgrade was over, it asked me to reboot my computer, so that's what I did, I took out the DVD and waited for GRUB to load.

It loaded just fine, but I was quite surprised when there was no option to boot Fedora 10 in the list. Ok, so I booted into Fedora 9 which went fine, the layout changed to the new one and some programs don't run. When I looked into /lib/modules I couldn't see any fc10 kernel installed. So the question is what happened and what should I do, so that it upgrades to fc10?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Won't Load After 10.10 Upgrade?

Sep 27, 2010

I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 within Windows 7nd everything work perfect until this morning. When I turned my laptop on I was told that Grub could'nt find the storage device and was presented with a grub command line

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 GRUB Fails To Load After Upgrade?

Dec 7, 2010

I currently have a Dell Dimension 4100 from 2000 upgraded with an Nvidia Geforce 6200 video card and 160 gig hard drive, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 from 10.04 and once I restart, I hear a beep come out from my computer speaker, and then displays the following text:

GNU GRUB version 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word,TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.

grub> I'm not used to typing in command line, but if anybody has a way around it for me, I'll be pleased. It's Ubuntu or Windows goes back on... or bust.

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Feb 9, 2009

I had Fedora 7 and Windows Vista dual booting on my computer. I just installed Fedora 10. When the live CD asked me where to install it, I chose "Remove all Linux Partitions and create default layout" The installation went perfectly, but now when reboot my computer, it boots directly into Fedora; GRUB does not load to ask me which OS I want to load. I know I did not overwrite Vista because I can still view my Vista files through Fedora. Here is my grub.conf file:


What do I need to do to make GRUB load again upon booting?

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May 2, 2010

I am dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu, and since the upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 Windows 7 won't load.I tried the solution posted in another thread with a similar problem but to no avail.[URL]

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Sep 18, 2009

I had Win XP on my T61. I installed Fedora 11 from Gnome LiveCD. Now I cant even see GRUB. The laptop boots directly into Win XP. I had the partitions like this:

/dev/sda1 - Win XP - NTFS - 75 GB
/dev/sda2 - Win Recovery - NTFS - 5 GB
/dev/sda3 - /boot - ext3 - 1 GB
/dev/sda4 - Logical extended partition
/dev/sda5 - / - ext4 - 10 GB
/dev/sda6 - swap - 3 GB

Installed GRUB on the MBR (/dev/sda, and not on any partition). Once I completed installing Fedora 11 from the LiveCD and rebooted, the laptop directly boots into Win XP. No sign of Fedora there. How do I get to install GRUB now?

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Oct 22, 2009

After I do a fresh install of Fedora 10 and reboot the computer, nothing happens. All I get is a blinking cursor at the top of the screen. It's like Grub is messed up and won't load. Grub is installed on the Master Boot Record of the drive I need to boot from.

I have an ASUS P4C800 motherboard with one SATA drive that Fedora 10 is installed on. I also have a HighPoint RocketRaid 1740 SATA RAID controller card. When I take the RocketRaid card out, everything boots like normal, but when it is installed all I get is a blinking cursor at the top of the screen. I need the RocketRaid card because it houses my RAID5 array with all my documents. The reason I got the RocketRaid card is because it has linux support and my motherboard was listed on their compatibility chart. I had this exact same setup running Windows XP and everything worked fine. I did not load any drivers for the RocketRaid card and was going to do that after the system was setup. I don't know if that is the problem since the installer does not see the raid array on the RocketRaid during install. I was thinking that maybe Grub is seeing another disk and doesn't know what to do and sits there with a blinking cursor.

I don't know where to go from here and I am a linux newbie. On a side note. If anyone knows of a good linux book (specifically Fedora), please let me know.

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Nov 30, 2010

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Jun 30, 2011

I am running Ubuntu 10.10. After the most recent major upgrade I started getting the above message when booting with the default kernel, Linux Generic. But if I drop back to Linux Generic then everything works fine. I have plenty of free memory and none of the previous posts seem to apply to this problem. I downloaded and ran the boot info script and here are the results:


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Dec 23, 2009

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Jan 29, 2009

I upgraded from 9 to 10 and now i can't use firefox it says "couldn't load xpcom" anybody know what i could do..

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Ubuntu :: GRUB Won't Load After Failed Upgrade?

Mar 6, 2011

When I start my computer GRUB starts, but it only says:Grub Loading stage1.5.Grub loading, please wait...and nothing happensHere is what happened before:I had a dual boot on my computer with Windows and Ubuntu. There was also a problem with Windows, but that's another thing. Now I had not upgraded Ubuntu for a long time. I think I still had Ubuntu 8.9 . So I wanted to upgrade and let Ubuntu do it automatically, it showed the upgrade to 9.4. So let it upgrade, but it asked if it had to change menu.lst, but since I had menu.lst modified in the right way, I choose the option to keep the already installed version. But it just kept asking the same question, so 4 or 5 times and a few hours later I choose the option to change it to the default package version. Then it didn't ask this anymore, but it hung at a later stage.

So I waited several hours longer, but it didn't proceed anymore, so I had to shut it down.It shut down OK, but then when I restarted, what I described above happened.Now I have another problem, my disk reader (CD/DVD) doesn't work either, so I cannot simply use a LiveCD.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Load GRUB From Grub Rescue Prompts?

Apr 11, 2010

First the hard data:

Upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 via upgrade manager
System is AMD 64
Have dual boot with XP on seperate hard drive


Then the wheelspin:

Seem to have knocked out GRUB as normal loading screen does not appear anymore.
Worse, I think I accidently installed grub to something labelled SDC5.

Cannot get anything except the "grub rescue" prompt. I'm not sure if using the LiveCD (9.10) can help. Have tried a few prompts from other threads but just ended up with mud splattered all over the place. I'm gathering I need to load grub, but can I do it using any grub rescue commands?

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Apr 28, 2011

A few days ago I went to perform the Service Pack 1 Upgrade for Win 7. This crashed out with an error. On researching the problem I found a solution to fix the problem by marking the Windows partition as active. I did this (via Computer Mgmt -> Disk Mgmt). This allowed the SP1 upgrade to work, however on reboot I got an error BOOTMGR missing. This I rather rashly resolved by using the Windows 7 install DVD in Recovery mode to reinstall the Windows Boot manager via bootrec /Fixboot I thought I would then be able to use the Opensuse 11.2 install disk to fix grub.

I use the Opensuse install disk and select Repair system -> Expert Mode -> Install New Boot Loader then select Other -> Reread Configuration from Disk. This adds Win 7 back into the grub menu. I then select OK and get the message "the bootloader was installed successfully". The problem then comes when I click my way through OK and Next to finish the install. At the end of the process I get the message "An error occurred during the installation" and I'm no further forward.

FYI the PC has a single SATA disk installed partitioned as follows:

dev/sda1 100Mb Win System Parkition
dev/sda2 Windows NTFS
dev/sda3 Windows FAT

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Feb 23, 2009

Lately I was upgrading from F9 to F10 on my IBM thinkpad, everything looked good and in the end of the uppgrading prosess I got a messages witch told me that my upgrade was successfull and I was asked to reset the computer, but there my problems begin , after reset I only get black screen with the name name GRUB written in the up left corner of the screen and everything stopps there.

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Jan 22, 2010

I've attempted to upgrade my FC9 machine to the latest Fedora 12. I downloaded the iso image onto DVD and booted from the DVD into the installer GUI. Everything proceeded flawlessly until I tried to reboot from the new installation on the hard drive.When rebooting, the word GRUB appears and the system hangs. I've rebooted in rescue mode and the grub.conf appears to make sense, although I can't say that I understand all the entries. Based on some research, I suspect that the problem is ocurring even before grub.conf get read.

Can someone give me a tip on where to begin? I don't expect a detailed answer, but I don't even know where to get started. As far as I know, I have no unusual hardware configurations. No RAID, no booting from USB. The system is old (bought around 2002), but has plenty of memory and storage. One possible clue: my USB keyboard would not work during the installation phase, and I had to replace it with one that plugged into the PS/2 port. USB mouse seems to be fine.

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Nov 9, 2010

I've run the preupgrade twice and both times I'm told that everything is perfect, all I have to do is reboot. When I reboot, nothing happens.
Theory: I'm using Fedora with Ubuntu and GRUB2. I never allowed Fedora to install GRUB. I'm guessing that the preupgrade would normally alter GRUB so that I could continue the upgrade process. However, GRUB isn't there.

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Jun 19, 2009

I was trying to intall Fedora-11-x86_64-DVD. But during intallation a line shows "waiting for hardware to initalize... " & then stops processing. I waited for 1 hour but nothing happens. What should I do? How to install fedora on my system...
Pentium D 2.8Ghz
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Oct 24, 2009

I want to install fedora 11 on my pc, earlier I had fedora 7. But while installing fedora 11, its stopping at the point telling: Waiting hardware to initialize and its getting stuck there.

I have :
- Pentium D 2.8 GHz processor
- 512 MB RAM

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Jun 8, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 fine, but Grub is waiting for Enter..? Why?



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Jul 19, 2011

I have several servers running Ubuntu Desktop. These servers are remote access only and do not have a monitor or keyboard attached normally. I'm running into problems with them occasionally getting hung up, after crashing, on the grub recovery mode screen. The only way for me to make them boot up is to hook up a keyboard and hit enter.

My /etc/default/grub file is default:
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

What do I need to change to disable the grub loader screen from coming up automatically ever, or at least to make the timeout work when it does happen?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Grub Failure And Now Waiting For Device

Dec 10, 2009

2 weeks ago, my power supply blew, during close-down. My system is a SUSE Linux 10.1 and openSUSE 11.1 dual boot with WInXP (for those family things). After replacing the power supply my system had no root partition, or loader. It said something like "Invalid Partition table". Grub had gone! So following swerdna's "How to Boot into openSUSE" tutorial I used the openSuse 11.1 install CD rescue option to get to the command prompt, su'd, went to grub and followed the stated commands. So far so good.

However the new grub entry openSUSE (Failsafe) has a problem. It starts to boot in the usual way, but I note fatal Module errors in the boot log relating to sata_nv not found, ide_pci_generic not found etc, and Fatal error inserting edd (/lib/modules/ no such device but uses udev as boot source until Waiting for device /dev/disk/by-id/ataST3120827AS-4M60PX7V-part6...... and then it exits to /bin/sh.

My fdisk looks
Dev Boot Start End Blocks Id Syst
/dev/sda1 1 1306 10490413 c w95 fat32
/dev/sda2 1307 2612 10690445 c w95 fat32
/dev/sda3 * 2613 14593 96237382 f w95 ext'd
/dev/sda5 5486 8096 20972862 83 linux
/dev/sda6 8097 10695 20987643 83 linux
/dev/sda7 10699 14593 31310653+ 83 linux

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Aug 8, 2010

I have found that APACHE or 'httpd' is installed in my machine. But the problem is I can start or stop the httpd but whenever I load the url http://localhost in Mozilla it shows a page load error.I have done this ,

$ /etc/init.d/httpd start
then this
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Red Hat / Fedora :: Cant Get Grub To Load

Apr 5, 2010

I am testing on Sun Virtual Box.I have 2 IDE Hard Disks

Primary Master
Secondary Slave

I have Windows on Master. I am using NTLDR as the bootloader and have 2 options in boot.ini

'Linux' is a 512byte file dumped from the 1st sector of the secondary hard disk using dd.Should this work or does Grub take up more than the '512' bytes magic sector that MBR's should use?My problem is when I click Linux I get the letters GRUB in the top left of the screen and than nothing, I have to reset.I am all out of ideas as to why this is not working, by all reports I have heard Grub is supposed to be 'the best boot loader' and 'windows sucks etc' but I cant get Grub to load Linux.I have re-installed about 10 times changing settings but nothing works. The only thing left to do is tick the box to write the boot loader to MBR, no!!

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Sep 4, 2015

i have installed debian but during installation my installed windows 10 was not found by the grubloader. i have installed windows 10 on my ssd and the debian on my hdd. nevertheless i installed the grub loader on the master boot record, because it said i could still configure it so it can boot both the windows and the debian.The debian installation is running fine. But i now want to boot the windows too. The problem is i have never worked with the grub loader yet and i am little scared that i will do something wrong.How can i get grub to load my windows ?

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Jan 10, 2010

So after having performance issues with Karmic in ext4 I decided to install Hardy with ext3. Was blazing fast, epic, I loved it. But I wanted firefox 3.5 & all the other cool stuff Karmic has.. so I decide to install Karmic, but this time with ext3 instead of 4.

First installation: After the installation went fine, no errors while installing or anything. I remove the CD and reboot. "GRUB Loading, please wait.. Error 15" I did my googling, with the live CD to try and figure out a way of fixing this error. No luck. I did find out that the error is caused by the GRUB trying to load form the wrong drive. So I try to boot directly from the Karmic drive, Error 15. Try to boot directly from the Windows drive, Error 17.

This is the first time this has ever happened to me. First time installing Hardy, everything went great. Installing Jaunty, everything went great. Installing Karmic (for the first time) everything went great. Uninstalled Karmic and installed Hardy, everything went great. Uninstalled Hardy to install Karmic = FAIL!. I did a clean install every single time. The OS is being installed (clean) in the same drive.

A 40GB drive for Windows. A 200GB drive for Ubuntu +/home +swap, and a 120GB(FAT32) for storage.

I installed Karmic 3 times, yes.. 3 times. The last time I installed I removed both the 40GB & the 120GB drives. Leaving only the one I was going to use for Ubuntu, the 200GB drive. After the installation I rebooted and Karmic loaded without problems. I'm in Karmic right now and it isn't all sluggish like it was with ext4, guess my old drives aren't good with ext4 *sight*.

But I can't use my Windows drive. When trying to boot directly from it, it gives me "GRUB Error 17" - I have to disconnect the Ubuntu drive to boot into Windows. Quick question: What the **** is going on?

Someone help, please.. I'm tired of this ****.. and if I have to install Karmic one more time, I won't. I'll just give up and disconnect my Ubuntu drive, put it away and let it accumulate dust somewhere, seriously.. Someone help me correct this without having to install the OS again.

The GRUB error is while the GRUB is loading. It doesn't give me the option to select a OS.

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May 4, 2011

I have successfully upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04, computer was rebooted and I got working Ubuntu Natty. I did not altered any settings and switched computer off. When I tried to boot computer today I got Ubuntu load screen, but OS does not load properly (only load screent, startup sound and that's all).I am able to load terminal as root. How can I troubleshot my problem?

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Mar 2, 2011

I try to install to my desktop as Squeeze/ISPConfig3 server, but GRUB does not load after several re-installations.

I have

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Feb 7, 2010

I' ve tried to do a iso multiboot 1gb pen stick with grub2 bootloader. I 've already readed all is it possible finding on the WWW but there are some problems i don't understand how to solve.

This is my sitution:

-koala 32bit installed on my pc with grub2 bootloader

-1gb pendrive parted as follow:

In the first fat16 partition there is installed grub2. On the second ext2 one there are iso files.

This is what i've do to install grub2 on my pen:

So i've created /boot/grub/grub.cfg file with the follow lines:

When i reboot by the pen stick, grub load up to it says me:

It seems not reding /boot/grub/grub.cfg

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Mar 25, 2010

So I have been using Ubuntu for the past couple of months using Wubi, mainly because my parent's are afraid that I'll screw something up on the computer if I partition the hard drive and stuff like that. And Today I installed the latest updates for 9.10, asked me to restart the computer, and now whenever I try to boot using the latest kernel GRUB keeps telling me to "Load kernel first". The funny thing is that I can boot with the older kernel fine, But I would really like to get the lates updates, which I can't using the older kernel.

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