Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57236
grub hangs on Tyan Thunder MOBO
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I 'grub-install /dev/hda', the loader hangs after printing:
GRUB Loading stage 1.5.
If I 'grub-install /dev/fd0', the loader works, but prints
GRUB Loading stage 2...
twice before giving me the menu.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install red hat 7.2 with grub
2. reboot :)
This is a Tyan Thunder (2510) motherboard, 2xPIII/933MHz, 2 Gigs RAM
bios rev 1.05.
Created attachment 40049 [details]
Do you know if this board works if you are a) using LILO and b) have lba32
specified in /etc/lilo.conf?
Yes, it works fine with lilo in linear mode (that's what I'm doing now for a
workaround) and lba32 mode.
Could you try the test package at http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/grub/. If you
install the package and then run `/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda` (or wherever you
have grub installed other than /dev/hda) and let me know if that works better,
it would be great.
...and there was much rejoicing (yeah)
Yes, with the test rpm grub works great with this motherboard. Modulo the
standard caveats, is there any reason I shouldn't use this in a production red
hat mirror (mirror.cs.wisc.edu)?
Not that I know of... boot loaders tend to be a "if it works once, it will keep
working" type of thing, and it's also pretty close to version 0.91 from all that
I gather. Closing as rawhide since this will show up there soon.