Bug 432079 - Grub fails to read its own config files
Summary: Grub fails to read its own config files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-08 18:52 UTC by Thomas Canniot
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:08 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:08:35 UTC

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Description Thomas Canniot 2008-02-08 18:52:22 UTC
Description of problem:
grub does not recognize its own files.

I install F9 with default option, grub boots perfectly. I erased my F8 grub
during this install.

I switched grub to f8 menu.lst, it worked. ( root(hd0,7) / setup (hd0) /
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst )
I switched grub back to f9 menu.lst, it failed :
root (hd0,7)
setup(hd0) -> reports that stageX files do not exist, but they do


If I add f9 default entry into f8 menu.lst and try to boot on it, grub yells :
"Bad file or directory type", pointing to the kernel line.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
grub f9 alpha version

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Thomas Canniot 2008-02-09 09:13:55 UTC
Hello, I was able to reproduce this bug on my desktop pc, which has an ide disk
(instead of a sata one for the laptop just above) and of course different
partition type.

I just add f9 entry in f8 menu.lst and grub yells this "error 2 : bad file or
directory type"

Comment 2 dominique 2008-02-12 08:18:59 UTC
I have the same problem...i have installed F9 on my laptop and add the entry for
in the F8 menu.list
when i boot I have "error 2 :bad file or directory type"

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:05:44 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:08:35 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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