I installed CentOS 5.3 by using a 4GB USB disk on an old PC that I used run a Debian on it. After a series of housework on the fresh system, I reboot the system using:
sudo shutdown -r now
After that, the machine did not reboot successfully instead of directly powering down.
When I started the machine, after the BIOS, then GRUB.... But the GRUB gave this:
GRUB loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: file not found. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>
Then I googled around and did find some information on this. As the post said, I did the following in an attempt to wake up the machine.
First, I entered:
then I received:
(hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos3) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (hd1,msdos1)
and the last two partitions seems to be the ones in the USB disk.
Second, I entered:
error: unknown filesystem.
ls-ed the rest and get:
ls (hd0,msdos3)/ ./ ../ lost+found/ home/ boot/ sys/ proc/ var/ tmp/ dev/ etc/ root/ selinux/ usr/ bin/ lib/ media/ mnt/ opt/ sbin/ srv/ misc/
ls (hd0,msdos1)/ ./ ../ lost+found/ grub/ memtest86+-1.65 message initrd-2.6.18-128.el5.img System.map-2.6.18.el5 config-2.6.18-128.el5 symvers-2.6.18-128.el5.gz vmlinuz-2.6.18-128.el5
Then I followed the advice exactly on the very post to do this:
After the settings, I entered:
error: file not found.
Could any one help me? I'm stucked....