Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 149184
RHEL4 install from local drive boots to grub> prompt
Last modified: 2012-06-20 09:20:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
First reboot following package installation from local drive stops at the grub> prompt.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
February 14 distribution iso images
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from CD 1
2. boot: linux askmethod
3. manually select i2o_block driver
4. set source path to /dev/i2o/hdb with path distributions/RHEL4/Release/ES
5. delete all partitions on /dev/i2o/hda and automatically partition w/DiskDruid
6. select Everything
7. when complete, remove CD and click on [Reboot]
Actual Results: GNU GRUB version 0.95 (633K lower / 3143616K upper memory)
[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB
lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
completions of a device/filename.]
Expected Results: Should have proceeded to stage 2 menu.
Workaround: "boot: linux rescue" from CD#1, manually install i2o_block driver (again), chroot /mnt/sysimage, and run:
# grub-install /dev/i2o/hda
System can then reboot into Firstboot.
All RHEL4 iso md5sums checked OK.
Contents of /boot/grub/grub.conf:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title RHEL4 ES [Distribution] (2.6.9-5.ELsmp)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.ELsmp ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
title RHEL4 ES [Distribution]-up (2.6.9-5.EL)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.EL ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rgb quiet
Output from fdisk -l /dev/i2o/hda:
Disk /dev/i2o/hda: 18.1 GB, 18113800192 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2202 cyllinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/iso/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/iso/hda2 14 2202 17583142+ 8e Linux LVM
Extract from /root/anaconda.log:
* moving (1) to step writeconfig
* Writing main configuration
* moving (1) to step firstboot
* moving (1) to step instbootloader
* GRUB command root (hd0,0)
install /grub/stage1 d (hd0) /grub/stage2 p (hd0,0)/grub/grub.conf
What did /boot/grub/grub.conf contain? Also, any error messages on tty5?
The contents of /boot/grub/grub.conf were in my bug comments. I didn't check
tty5 because I wasn't anticipating any errors, but I also included what should
be the relevant lines in anaconda.log. Everything _looks_ nominal.
If you like I can attach the whole anaconda.log file.
I had a very simular problem. On install I had to select i2o_block and then the
install and reboots went fine. Friday I installed all the updates including the
updated kernel, and on reboot, it got to 'GRUB _' and it hung. Numlock would not
respond. Using linux rescue looked in the /boot and /boot/grub dirs and
everything looked fine. Then I ran 'grub_install /dev/i2o/hda' and now it boots
In the grub manual under 'Invoking the Grub' shell it says: Note that the grub
shell is an emulator; it doesn't run under the native environment, so it
sometimes does something wrong. I wonder if this isn't an issue like this. I
also wonder if it isn't a combination of i2o_block and LVM.
I have 2 identical machines, both having dual boot into linux fedora 10 or XP. I ran the upgrade to Fedora 10 on the first machine and everything went fine. When I did it on machine 2 it downloaded everything and then when it rebooted it hung at GRUB. I am a newbie at this and do not have a Fedora 11 DVD. But I do have a Fedora 10 DVD Can someone please help me out with this?
Thank You Kindly
That should read I ran the downloaded upgrade to Fedora 11 on the first machine
and followed all the instructions:
yum update rpm
Then we install the latest updates: yum -y update
Next we clean the yum cache: yum clean all
If you notice that a new kernel got installed during yum -y update, you should reboot the system now:reboot
Now we come to the upgrade process. We can do this with preupgrade (preupgrade will also take care of your RPMFusion packages).
Install preupgrade...yum install preupgrade
... and call it like this:preupgrade
Everything went fine and after it rebooted Fedora 11 ran just great
I did exactly the same on the second machine and it hung at GRUB after it rebooted
I am a newbie at this and do not have a Fedora 11 DVD. But I
do have a Fedora 10 DVD Can someone please help me out with this? The instructions above are a bit dicey foe me :-((
Thank You Kindly,
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