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Old 04-16-03, 08:16 PM   #1
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Location: Ford, Washington USA
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Default Cannot boot from hda

My system has never booted from anything other than a floppy. I was forced to install Red Hat 8.0 in text mode due to a problem between X and my gforce video card. The kernel and GLX RPM's from nVidia are in and startx works great but I cannot get grub to load any kernel from (HD0,0).

When I attempt to load a kernel from grub;

grub> kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20 boot=/dev/hda1

Error 12 Invalid Device Requested

Any idea's where I've messed up?

Compaq D-315
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Western Digital 60GB 7200 RPM

Cannot boot from hda

[root@localhost root]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 55G 2.4G 49G 5% /
/dev/hda1 100M 11M 84M 12% /boot
none 54M 0 53M 0% /dev/shm

[root@localhost root]# cd /boot/grub
[root@localhost grub]# cat grub.conf
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title NewOS Red Hat Linux (2.4.20)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20 ro root=/dev/hda1
initrd /initrd-2.4.20.img
title SuperOS Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=/dev/hda1
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-14.img

[root@localhost grub]# cd /etc/
[root@localhost etc]# cat fstab
/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

[root@localhost etc]#

Does Red Hat 9.0 work any better with nVidia hardware?


Steven Thompson
Ford, WA

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