Bug 167844 - GRUB hangs when booting
GRUB hangs when booting
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Mike McLean
grub displays prompt will not boot
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Reported: 2005-09-08 16:21 EDT by Dave Browne
Modified: 2008-02-28 18:57 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-28 18:57:39 EST
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Description Dave Browne 2005-09-08 16:21:10 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

Description of problem:
When I boot the word GRUB appears with prompt will not boot further.

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Actual Results:  GRUB _ with prompt flashing

Expected Results:  Should complete booting

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Comment 1 Erik P. Olsen 2005-10-07 08:01:14 EDT
Same happened to my FC3 after updating to kernel 2.6.12-1.1378.
Reactivating previous grub.conf makes no difference.
/etc/mtab looks strange:

/dev/hdb5 / ext3 rw 0 0
none /proc proc rw 0 0

Erik P. Olsen
Comment 2 Erik P. Olsen 2005-10-08 13:45:41 EDT
Solved my problem. The GRUB loader was destroyed and "grub-install" inserted a
new GRUB loader. Apparently the up2date process clobbered the loader when
updating the kernel.

Erik P. Olsen
Comment 3 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 05:49:09 EST
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?

Comment 4 petrosyan 2008-02-28 18:57:39 EST
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.

Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.

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