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From: wireless@×××××××××××.com
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Cc: Todd Goodman <tsg@×××××××××.net>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] grub2 boots only older kernel
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 22:52:10
On 05/21/14 08:00, Todd Goodman wrote:
> * wireless@×××××××××××.com <wireless@×××××××××××.com> [140519 21:25]: > [SNIP] >> It never tries to boot. Grub just sits there withe phrase (did not copy >> it down) where it says what version it will boot on the screen >> and it does nothing (locked up?) I have to <cntl><alt><del> or push >> a manual reset. It never tries to load the kernel. Does not matter if >> I try a 3.13.7 or 3.14.x, I've rebuilt them quite a few times and did >> all the grub2 steps, but none of the newer kernels will boot. >> >> Nothing was done to the bios. The only change was to get rid of ATI >> Frame buffer support as suggested upon a recent update: >> >> * Checking for suitable kernel configuration options... >> * CONFIG_FB_RADEON: should not be set. But it is. >> * Please check to make sure these options are set correctly. >> * Failure to do so may cause unexpected problems. >> >> >> >> >> James > > I've had problems like this with grub2 when it was trying to retain the > graphics mode (sorry, I don't remember the line in grub.cfg since I've > since removed it.)
yep, this is what I suspect. I may need to reinstall grub2, for some unknown reason. My research so far has yielded lots of anomolies with grub2....
> > I usually find grub problems by entering the grub command line and > typing the commands in the menuentry from /boot/grub/grub.cfg that > doesn't work one at a time.
Good idea, I'll try this.
> Todd