Bug 57503 - GRUB hangs after message "stage1.5"
GRUB hangs after message "stage1.5"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2001-12-14 09:48 EST by Jos Vos
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-12 10:49:36 EST
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Description Jos Vos 2001-12-14 09:48:30 EST
Description of Problem:
After installing RH 7.2, the system hangs (and sometimes automatically
reboots!) after the GRUB message about "stage1.5" is displayed.

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How Reproducible:
Always, on a Supermicro mainboard with Intel i815E chipset and IDE disk (I
tried multiple instances of the mainboard, multiple memory sizes, and
multiple CPU types).

Mor info:
I also tried it with a separate VGA adapter and turning off the on-board
adapter (1 MB memory problem), but that doesn't help. Putting GRUB on a
diskette works fine, as well as using LILO (on disk) as bootloader.
Comment 1 Steve Bonneville 2001-12-14 12:38:48 EST
This may be related to my bug #56533 -- the Gateway E-3400 also has an Intel 815
motherboard according to the spec sheet.  I never saw an automatic reboot,
though, just the hangs I reported.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2001-12-15 02:06:45 EST
Do you have the most current BIOS for the machine installed?  Also, if you use
lilo and specify lba32 in the lilo.conf, does it work?
Comment 3 Jos Vos 2001-12-16 16:32:34 EST
LILO with lba32 works fine.

I currently have BIOS 1.2, it looks like there exists a 1.3 version.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-02 15:12:33 EST
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
Comment 5 Jos Vos 2002-01-02 15:21:38 EST
Currently, we don't have this type of system in stock anymore (it was a system
for a customer), but I expect to be able to test it again next week. The URL you
specified is not accessible, b.t.w.
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-02 15:28:01 EST
Hrmm... indexes look to have been disabled on people, added an index.html to fix
Comment 7 Jos Vos 2002-01-12 10:49:31 EST
Yep, your grub-0.91-0.20020102.i386.rpm solves the problem!
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-12 14:48:57 EST
Thanks for the confirmation

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