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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Before I start, I would like to say I already got it fixed myself, and this is more of a why the hell kind of post. I have used Linux for three years, and have had four unrelated incidents under different types of Fedora of this type, so I thought it was time to take it to the forum. I will explain what happened most recently. I had not used DD on this machine all day, and I am one of those guys who reboots all the time, so I know DD had nothing to do with it. I was compiling a new kernel, to be exact, noticed I had a compilation error, shut down, took a nap, got back up, fired up, and was greeted with a blinking cursor. I was not very happy. I had a HDD lying around with Mint 8 on it, and since this machine's CD-ROM drive has issues now and then, it shoved it in along side my Maxtor, fired up mint, copied the fedora kernel and initrd to the /boot partition on this drive, then got to a GRUB 2 prompt and then booted fedora manually. I got Fedora to start, reinstalled GRUB, and all was well. Now, my question is what could have caused this. Thanks, Ben. (HowTos)