[linux] help with grub
josiah at u.washington.edu
Thu Jul 12 12:12:54 PDT 2007
The command line should have tab completion, so as long as your root
path is correct (hd0,1) you should be able to tab through your options.
I should ask, though: is /dev/hda0 (hd0,1) as you have, or would it be
Helen Petropoulos wrote:
> I have a linux machine running RHE Linux, version 4, and today when
> trying to boot, it goes directly into
> the grub prompt. I tried the following commands:
> root (hd0, 1)
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda0
> but did not get to the boot command because it came back and said that
> it could not find the file. I looked at
> a backup of the system and found the following kernels:
> I tried to load each of these files and got the same error message, File
> not found.
> I'm assuming that I have the root designations correct. My experience
> with linux is limited, and this is my first box.
> There have not been any special configurations to my knowledge. I
> thought at first the kernel might be corrupt, but
> they can't all be corrupt and it can't find any of them at any rate. If
> the filesystem itself is corrupt, would I be able to
> get into grub at all? If the filesystem were not mounted, would I be
> able to get into grub?
> Do I need to boot from CD at this point to see what kernels are there?
> Is there any other way to look at the filesystem
> and see what's on it?
> Do you recommend that I try to boot off of a kernel that's on a CD?
> it's probably clear that this is my first run with grub, so thanks for
> being patient and any advice is appreciated.
> best regards,
> Department of Radiology
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