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Bug 155161 - grub keeps rebooting the pc on a clean install of fedora 3
Summary: grub keeps rebooting the pc on a clean install of fedora 3
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-17 10:39 UTC by Ruwan
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-19 02:01:05 UTC

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Description Ruwan 2005-04-17 10:39:51 UTC
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Description of problem:

Im fairly new to linux. I recently purchased a new pc and tried to install the full package of fedora 3 on it. Its the first time I tried to install fedora on a pc running a SATA harddisk. Well the installation seems to go well. Everything installs and then im prompted to reboot the pc. Once having been rebooted the pc gets up to the bit where it tries to launch grub and then it reboots again and this just keeps happening. I installed grub on MBR of the harddisk. If there is any aditional info holler back.


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Comment 1 Ruwan 2005-04-17 11:09:32 UTC
just a notice. BIOS detects my sata device. But when I set my boot device i 
just select hdd. Does it know im indicating my SATA device or is it expecting 
an IDE device. I tried installing XP before and it wouldnt see my SATA at all.

Comment 2 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-04-17 21:43:44 UTC

You are probably going to have to give some extra details about which hardware
you have...

Comment 3 Ruwan 2005-04-17 23:31:28 UTC
here is my hardware specs Gigabyte 8S661FXM-775 SIS, 3Mhz P4, 512M hyundai DDR, 
seagate 80g sata HD. The only other IDE device connected is my dvd rw drive.

I was searching the net and I found similar problems where the computer would 
reboot at grub stage 2. But some of these were resolved by re installing 
grub/modifying grub. I spent last night attempting to reinstall grub/ modify 
the grub.conf file. I thought it was a problem with mapping the partitions into 
grub. The only difference was grub now crashed at stage 1.5.

So i clean installed everything making a boot partition and running grub from 
there but that doesnt work either.

Im at work now but Ill post my grub.conf file up later if that would be of any 

Comment 4 Ruwan 2005-04-17 23:47:31 UTC
this bug seems similar
but at the moment it doesnt help me.

Comment 5 Ruwan 2005-04-19 02:01:05 UTC
I managed to fix the boot partition problem by reinstalling grub from linux 
rescue. But I wanted to boot from the MBR so I reinstalled everything again and 
planned on doing the grub reinstall via linux rescue, but it turns out I didnt 
have to as this time it works perfect. Seems pretty strange!!??

well its fixed for me.

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