Re: Grub on XFS root filesystem
2010/1/29 Stephen Powell <email@example.com>:
> On Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:55:06 -0500, consul tores wrote:
>> 2010/1/29 Stephen Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>> On Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:27:23 -0500, consul tores wrote:
>>>> I am having a similar problem with a Celeron 800, 384 Mb RAM.
>>>> I had Lenny as a ssh/ftp/openvpn server, then i did upgrade to Squeeze
>>>> having the mentioned problem with Grub2, It could not be installed;
>>>> after that i decide to test it installing Squeeze from scrash on ext2,
>>>> ext3, and reiserfs, using the i386 Jan/28 netinstaller, and as
>>>> results, it could not be installed again.
>>>> After that, I did a test, instaling OpenBSD, and i had a normal
>>>> installation, but at reboot, OpenBSD could not boot by the cause of
>>>> Grub2. Tomorrow i am going to install Lenny again, after i repair the
>>> As much as I dislike grub2, as Stan mentioned, you should check
>>> your BIOS setup program as well. Some BIOS setup programs have settings
>>> intended to prevent writing to the master boot record. It may be
>>> called "virus protection mode" (should be off to install) or
>>> "Operating system install mode" (should be on to install) or
>>> something along those lines. You won't be able to install *any*
>>> boot loader to the mbr if this setting is not correct.
>> Yes, it is correct, but in this specific case, grub-legacy was
>> installed at first, and it was working well. After my last message, i
>> did another check and using the rescue mode at the netinstaller, Lenny
>> and Squeeze; i saw that there were installed only grub-pc and other;
>> but not Grub2. Thanks again.
> First, please reply to the list, not to me.
Yes, it is my fault. low attention.
> Second, I'm glad you have your BIOS settings correct.
you, can not know if it is correct, just i can.
> I think you know this, but just in case you don't, neither grub1 nor
> grub2, as I use them in posts, are necessarily package names.
> They are names that I use to distinguish
> between two completely different programs. Lenny has a package
> called grub. When I'm referring to it in posts I call it grub1.
> But the actual package name is grub. Lenny also has a package called
> grub-pc. In posts I call it grub2, but the package name is grub-pc.
> This is a completely new program, rewritten from the ground up, but
> unfortunately also called grub. Lenny also has a package called
> grub2, but it is a dummy package.
> Squeeze has a package called grub-legacy. It is the same program that
> I call grub1 in posts. It is the same package that Lenny calls grub.
> It may have some additional bug fixes and enhancements that the Lenny version
> doesn't have, but it is essentially the same program. Squeeze has
> a package called grub, but it is a dummy package. It also has a
> package called grub2, but that is also a dummy package. Finally,
> Squeeze has a package called grub-pc. It is what I call grub2 in
> posts. It is essentially the same program that Lenny calls grub-pc.
> It may have some additional bug fixes and enhancements over the Lenny
> version of the package, but it is essentially the same program.
> The bottom line: it is not enough to know the names of the packages
> installed on your system. You must also know whether they were
> installed from the Lenny repository or the Squeeze repository to
> know, in the general case, what program it really is. It's confusing
> as all get-out. It is yet another reason that I still run lilo.
YES, all the theory that you are bringing ahead is absolutly
important, exept that i really have not read it, before my first
message; it was not my target recording names!
My first message was sended to the person who inicieate the thread,
emphasysing the fact that Grub in Squeeze fails in almost any fs.