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Old 27-12-2010
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Show GRUB menu in Fedora Core 3.

Fedora Core would be looking so good when GRUB is loading but when you press any additional key then it could be become annoying for you to get rid of the problem. Here I have provided you the solution to show GRUB menu again.

1. Start terminal and type: su + password
2. Start editing the grub.conf file:
Code:
gedit /etc/grub.conf
Just below to the splashimage line, you would be having a hidden menu that you should be removing in order to see the grub options if you are having dual boot system. Never forget to save the things that you have done.
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Re: Show GRUB menu in Fedora Core 3.

I have this 6 partitions on my disk:

hd0, 0 \ u003d Windows XP
hd0, 1 \ u003d Documents
hd0, 2 \ u003d Music
hd0, 4 \ u003d Fedora / boot
hd0, 5 \ u003d Fedora / root
hd0, 6 \ u003d Fedora / swap

I use GRUB installed in the MBR to boot Windows XP and Fedora Core, but under Windows XP with Partition Magic I made another partition in the headspace of the sheet music, now I have 7 partitions.

hd0, 0 \ u003d Windows XP
hd0, 1 \ u003d Documents
hd0, 2 \ u003d Music
hd0, 4 \ u003d Videos
hd0, 5 \ u003d Fedora / boot
hd0, 6 \ u003d Fedora / root
hd0, 7 \ u003d Fedora / swap


But the problem is that GRUB does not boot. Now I can not boot any system and what seems to me the GRUB boot screen minimal bash-like line black. What should I do to solve this problem? Should I reinstall GRUB or should I just edit / boot / grub / grub.conf with the new entries?
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Re: Show GRUB menu in Fedora Core 3.

What happened here is that you broke GRUB partition table. When you delete or add partitions, table numbers and boot drive / letters changed their orders in the file / boot / grub / grub.conf. Since you did this using Windows, grub does not know things have changed and tries to turn to the boot partition of Fedora wrong places. Before adding the new partition Videos, Fedora boot partition was on hd0, 4. After adding the new partition Videos, Fedora boot partition is now hd0, 5. You need to tell GRUB about this change. How? Editing grub.conf.
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Re: Show GRUB menu in Fedora Core 3.

This is the grub.conf before adding the new partition

Code:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda 

default \ u003d 0 
timeout \ u003d 10 
splashimage \ u003d (hd0, 4) / grub / splash.xpm.gz 

Under GNU / Linux Fedora Core 1 (2.4.22-1.2174.nptl) 
root (hd0, 4) 
kernel / vmlinuz-2.4.22 root 1.2174.nptl-ro \ u003d LABEL \ u003d / hdc apm \ u003d ide-scsi \ u003d acpi \ u003d off on rhgb 
initrd / initrd-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl.img 

Title Microsoft Windows XP Pro 
rootnoverify (hd0, 0) 
chainloader +1
So what you have to do is edit / boot / grub / grub.conf with the new partition table. (First, enter your BIOS setup and boot sequence window choose to start with the first CD-ROM.)

1) Start with your installation CD for Fedora Core 1.
2) Type "linux rescue" at the prompt.
3) Answering questions on the keyboard and language.
4) Tell the rescue mode to use your proper partition to mount (the one you want to get the boot), Select Continue (Do not choose Cancel or Read Only) Because you want to edit grub.conf .
5) When you come to the command console, type:

Code:
sh-2.05 # chroot / mnt / sysimage
6) Edit your grub.conf with nano, type:

Code:
sh-2.05 # nano / boot / grub / grub.conf
7) Simply change 2 lines:

Code:
splashimage \ u003d (hd0, 4) / grub / splash.xpm.gz

root (hd0, 4)
(This is your / boot partition, specifies which partition contains the Linux kernel image.

This is the after editing your grub.conf grub.conf

Code:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda 

default \ u003d 0 

timeout \ u003d 10 
splashimage \ u003d (hd0, 5) / grub / splash.xpm.gz 

Under GNU / Linux Fedora Core 1 (2.4.22-1.2174.nptl) 
root (hd0, 5) 

kernel / vmlinuz-2.4.22 root 1.2174.nptl-ro \ u003d LABEL \ u003d / hdc apm \ u003d ide-scsi \ u003d acpi \ u003d off on rhgb 
initrd / initrd-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl.img 

Title Microsoft Windows XP Pro 
rootnoverify (hd0, 0) 
chainloader +1
8) eject your installation of Fedora Core Release type CD1 and restart your system.

Code:
sh-2.05 # exit
If everything went well, voila, GRUB boot window appears again!
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