Re: GRUB problem
On (24/06/03 00:52), cr wrote:
> I'm still booting off floppy and trying to get GRUB sorted.
> I have /boot on /dev/hda1 and root on /dev/hda5
> (At first, LILO was just hanging with 'LI 99 99 99' and GRub, when I
> installed it gave an Error 5 - 'partition table bad'. Eventually I got
> half a clue and added /boot (/dev/hda1) into /etc/fstab and started
> Lilo when installed and booted just gives 'LI' and stops.
> Grub when installed and booted gives the following:
> GRUB Loading Stage 1.5
> GRUB Loading, please wait...
> Error 2 (and that's as far as it gets)
> Error 2 means " Bad file or directory type
> This error is returned if a file requested is not a regular file, but
> something like a symbolic link, directory, or FIFO. "
> Does anyone have any ideas?
> [The details - I installed GRUB in accordance with
> /usr/share/doc/grub/README.Debian -
I'm not expert on this but have successfully set Grub up on two PC's. I
to guide me. The only variation I adopted was to not rerun update grub
after editing the menu.lst. It seemed to put all the settings back to
their original values.
I don't have separate boot partitions - your problem seems to be that
root is hda5, whereas menu.lst points to hda1. Did update grub set it
back that way?
I also installed a later kernel, 2.4.18, before installing grub - not
that this should affect it.
> 1. grub-install --root-directory=boot /dev/hda
> 2. Ran update-grub
> 3. Checked /boot/boot/grub/menu.lst and didn't need to change a thing - the
> significant lines (leaving out all the comments) are:
> default 0
> timeout 5
> color cyan/blue white/blue
> ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
> # kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
> # groot=(hd0,0)
> # alternative=true
> # lockalternative=false
> # altoptions=(recovery mode) single
> # howmany=all
> title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.2.20-idepci
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.2.20-idepci root=/dev/hda1 ro
> title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.2.20-idepci (recovery mode)
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.2.20-idepci root=/dev/hda1 ro single
> ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
> In /boot I have (amongst other files left over from lilo)
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 224124 Jun 21 23:05
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3888 Jun 21 23:05 config-2.2.20-idepci
> -rw------- 1 root root 17408 Jun 21 23:50 map
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 665509 Jun 21 23:05 vmlinuz-2.2.20-idepci
> In /boot/boot/grub I have (put there by grub-install) *all* the stage1_5
> flavours, including
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 60 Jun 21 23:06 device.map
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7904 Jun 22 00:10 e2fs_stage1_5
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2392 Jun 22 00:10 menu.lst
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 Jun 22 00:10 stage1
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 95712 Jun 22 00:10 stage2
> None of those look like symlinks to me. Have I got root set right in
> menu.lst, as /dev/hda1? Should it be /dev/hda5? Seems unlikely to be the
> since the boot menu or 'booting in 5 seconds' message never comes up and I
> wouldn't expect that root setting to take effect until after the menu..
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