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From: Jeff Cranmer <jcranmer01@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Grub problems
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 11:51:11
1 I think I have something more basic (i.e. hardware-related) than that. I've tried installs of Fedora Core 6 and Mandriva Linux with the same result, and both Lilo and Grub fail. I'm going to take out the raid card tonight and step down to a single drive and see if I can get around the issue that way.
3 There were no custom CFLAGS in use, and I built it from the stage3 tarball. Unfortunately, I've already wiped that particular attempt during last night's diagnosis process, so I can't do the checks you suggest.
5 Jeff
7 -----Original Message-----
8 >From: Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>
9 >Sent: Oct 29, 2006 10:48 PM
10 >To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
11 >Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Grub problems
12 >
13 >On 10/29/06, Jeff Cranmer <jcranmer01@×××××××××.net> wrote:
14 >> Unfortunately, no prompt appears. It just hangs at the boot-up screen, repeatedly adding 'GRUB' to the top line of text.
15 >
16 >Hmm, "GRUB" isn't very informative. That particular string should
17 >only be printed once when the stage1 loader (the part that is
18 >installed in your MBR) executes. If this is appearing multiple times,
19 >my best guess is that your stage1 file in /boot/grub/ is corrupt, or
20 >was somehow built incorrectly. You don't have "custom-cflags" in USE,
21 >do you?
22 >
23 >What does "equery check grub" and "md5sum /lib/grub/i386-pc/stage1
24 >/boot/grub/stage1" report?
25 >
26 >-Richard
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