I did some stupid things...
First of all, I installed fedora with my IDE drives in the computer. So it installed GRUB onto the primary master IDE, which then points to my SATA0 drive.
Next stupid thing I did, was take that IDE drive out, and format it for use at uni.
Now I am stuck with no bootable-from-hdd OSs on my computer.
I do however have exactly the same FC3 distro installed on my school drive, so GRUB is on that one, probably overwrote the orginal GRUB that was there.
However the FC3 on this IDE drive was installed at school and crashes on boot at "Kernel Parameters" pretty early.
I have tried modifying the device.map file in the /boot/grub of this drive, to include /dev/sda1 as (hd1).
However whenever I call root (hd1,0)
from the GRUB command line, or try to boot like that it always says unknown filesystem type 0x7
. The filesystem on sda1 is ext3 so I don't why why it does that. However the filesystem on hda2 (the school FC3 install) is ext2 and it will boot from that.
All I want to do is reinstall GRUB onto my SATA0 channel, to point to /dev/sda1
I have also tried:
booting with rescue cd's to repair the bootloader
running a slackware disc and going bare.i root=/dev/sda1 noinitrd ro
however it doesn't want to know the partition either.
Most bootable distros i have wont pick up the sata. Morphix/Knoppix/RedHat9 install.
I was able to edit with Linspire live, and a rescue command line off another distro...