Re: GRUB -- hangs on boot
On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 09:29:56PM +0100, Rainer Koenig wrote:
> will trillich <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > any reason why grub would hang on startup? i see "GRUB" after
> > the bios stuff, and then... nothing.
> Can you type at this point? Maybe what you are seeing is the GRUB shell
> prompt. Try things like "help" to get a help.
no reaction. tab, letters, even ctl-alt-del! ...no sign of life.
> > is there a trick i missed in writing the boot sectors? (lilo
> > worked on the machine in the past...)
> The trick is to have a working /boot/grub/menu.lst
> (or /boot/boot/grub/menu.lst in case that /boot is an extra partition).
> Usually you have to do the following steps:
> 1. RTFM :-)
> 2. install grub using grub-install as it is described in the manual
> 3. run update-grub to create a basic menu.lst
> 4. Edit that menu.lst to let update-grub know about your partitions
> 5. run update-grub again
> 6. Reboot the system and you should get a boot menu and also the
> ability to use the grub shell
i'll see what i can do... thanks for the information!
I use Debian/GNU Linux version 3.0;
Linux server 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown
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