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Re: Reboot and all I get is a grub prompt.

On Mon, 05 Dec 2011 07:38:22 -0600, Harry wrote in message 
<[🔎] 8762hvw33l.fsf@newsguy.com>:

> I haven't rebooted wheezy for a while... and there have been many
> updates .. I'm not sure which ones have caused this problem but when
> bootup starts I get to grub and immediately a prompt rather than a
> selection screen.
> It shows grub version 1.99 ?? something.. so is that grub2... It must
> be since I do not recognize most of what I see.
> For example, I can type `help' and a massive flood of commands flash
> past leaving only the last screenful visible... there seems no way to
> page this mess, so it is mostly useless.
> Pressing <TAB> shows a gout of other commands with no newlines just
> all in a blob. Given what I see, I have no idea at all how to proceed
> or why this has happened.
> OK, grub2 by itself will never let me see how to get booted.  Its
> setup all wrong for that to happen, I mean how ridiculous is it to
> offer a fountain of commands you can see for 1/50 of a second?  So
> digging up directions from google..
>   set root (hd0,1) (in grub1 that would be hd0,0)
>   linux /vm<tab>

.._here_ is where you wanna tell grub about your initrd, 
it (/boot/initrd<tab>?) should match your /vm<tab> .

>   boot
> OK, now were talking... but whoops.. kernel panic  .. just
> paraphrasing: `unable to mount root on unknown block'
> What the heck has happened to my poor wheezy?
> I'm bunrning a systemRescue cd now... but any suggestions will be most
> welcome.

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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