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

On Mon 05 Dec 2011 at 07:38:22 -0600, Harry Putnam wrote:

> 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.

set pager=1

> 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.

>   set root (hd0,1) (in grub1 that would be hd0,0)
>   linux /vm<tab>
>   boot

set root=(hd0,1)
linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1
initrd /initrd.img

> OK, now were talking... but whoops.. kernel panic  .. just
> paraphrasing: `unable to mount root on unknown block'

Paraphrasing means we have to guess what you saw.

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