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getting grub error 21

Posted: 2009/12/27 04:39:38
by hoodcanaljim

I am setting up a computer with centos 5.4 installed on the second partion of the second hard drive and at boot I get

Grub loading stage1.5.
Grub loading, please wait.....
error 21
(hd0) /dev/hda
(hd1) /dev/hdb

title CentOS (2.6.18-164.el5)
root (hd1,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-164.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup01/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.18-164.el5.img
title WinXPsp3
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

I have been running in circles reading grub docs and trying supergrub cd to no avail
this whole thing may have cost me another pound of hair.

Any help appreciated.


Re: getting grub error 21

Posted: 2009/12/28 03:09:03
by hoodcanaljim
Well I've given up any hope of getting centos running on this machine before it goes back to its owner (one of my kids). I am taking it into town tomorrow and drop it off so..

I did find a couple of good sites with info about grub. GRUB simplified.html

but my problems go beyond my understanding. even after booting "linux rescue" to get a grub prompt, grub can't find any of the required files. and I don't have time enough to get that much smarter so...

Thanks anyway