Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146276
Grub Disk Boot Failure on cold boot
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
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Description of problem:
I am using Fedora Core 3 (FC3) with the latest updates/upgrades.
Upon a cold boot, I receive the following message:
Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter.
A warm boot is successful with grub stage 2 (grub 2)
I have replaced the motherboard, an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe with a new
one. I have tried the latest bios 1013 for the motherboard as well as
an older one 1012. I have tried a new booting hard drive. I have
essentially tried replacing all the hardware, everything but I still
cannot do a cold boot. I believe that grub FC3 is at fault.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install FC3 on Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe with latest bios.
2.Use up2date to update/upgrade system
3.Logg off, then do cold boot.
Actual Results: Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter.
Expected Results: Should have a successful Grub stage 2 boot
This sounds like a drive that's not spinning up quick enough, or something along
those lines. In any case, that error message comes from the BIOS -- it's before
grub is loaded at all.