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Because of SATA recognition problems, I have been booting Fedora Core 3 via GRUB on a separate HDD. Somehow my GRUB boot diskette got overwritten, and I cannot access the system.
Every attempt to create a new GRUB boot disk appears to work but on bootup it fails with a "Stage2Geom error". The system, on which I created the original GRUB bootdisk, has not changed.
Mkbootdisk fails as the kernel is too big.
The rescue CD works, but doesn't give me a successful entry into the existing system.
Can anyone help me with how to get GRUB working again, or how to replace it successfully with LILO?

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Last Post by frrossk
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Hello,

This might work for you. If you know where your data is, and hopefully, you made partitions besides the / partition, you should be able to isolate the data, and re-install Fedora 3. Then, edit /etc/fstab to bring your data partitions back online.

For example, here is my partition layout:

[christian@frodo ~]$ df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1               497829    269544    202583  58% /
none                    257808         0    257808   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda5              3020140    254392   2612332   9% /home
/dev/hda3              4032124   1334764   2492532  35% /store
/dev/hda6              1510032     35468   1397856   3% /tmp
/dev/hda2              8870804   4104600   4315584  49% /usr
/dev/hda7              1004024    147588    805432  16% /var
/dev/hdc               8285408   8285408         0 100% /media/cdrom

In my case, I could re-install, just as long as I leave /home alone.

I am not aware of any ways to install lilo unless you are in the environment.

I am curious, if you were using your HDD for booting the system, why you had a floppy disk involved.

Christian

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