Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57503
GRUB hangs after message "stage1.5"
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
Description of Problem:
After installing RH 7.2, the system hangs (and sometimes automatically
reboots!) after the GRUB message about "stage1.5" is displayed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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).
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.
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.
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?
LILO with lba32 works fine.
I currently have BIOS 1.2, it looks like there exists a 1.3 version.
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
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.
Hrmm... indexes look to have been disabled on people, added an index.html to fix
Yep, your grub-0.91-0.20020102.i386.rpm solves the problem!
Thanks for the confirmation