When configuring a Linux machine, you may encounter problems with the /etc/grub.conf file. This file indicates the operating system or systems to which your system can boot, and the file also contains Linux start-up settings. In order to fix your computer, you can either try rebooting and selecting a different Linux boot option from the menu, or you could refer to Chapter 4 for instructions on using the rescue disk to boot into rescue mode. Consider this list of potential solutions if the /etc/grub.conf file makes trouble:
|✓||If you have altered or added hard drives, you may need to change the boot line in the /etc/grub.conf file.|
|✓||If you haven’t made hardware changes, check to make sure that your /etc/grub.conf file is referring to the correct location of the Linux image. (The program code that loads and executes at runtime and is located in the /boot directory.)|
|✓||If the location under the /boot directory or the device for the root entry is incorrect, your system can’t boot to Linux.|
|✓||If you’re working with a multiboot operating system environment, be sure that your /etc/grub.conf file contains entries for each of your operating systems. Each operating system or Linux installation needs to be in separate entries.|
|✓||If your file contains entries to switch to a higher-resolution display and you have boot problems, try reducing the video setting to simple VGA.|
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