Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 141415
interactive grub hangs on probe
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:13:21 EST
Running grub interactively hangs with message "Probing devices to
guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time."
On a box upgraded from FC2->FC3, grub-0.95-3, kernel-2.6.9-1.681_FC3.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo /sbin/grub
Actual Results: "Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take
a long time."
Expected Results: After less than 30s the grub prompt should be
Up until FC3 I've routinely used grub to specify a one-time-only
choice for the next reboot, as in this script:
Do you have a floppy drive?
Your question prompted me to try with a floppy inserted, which works
normally. After that, it seems grub re-runs fine whether the floppy
is in or not, until the next reboot.
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
No longer running FC3, problem has not recurred in FC4.