Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57628
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
Grub seems to be broken.
I am a former Mandrake 8.1 user, I copied my (working) menu.lst file from
my Mandrake 8.1 installation (a different hard drive) via a floppy to the
RH7.2 grub install I did. It never displays the menu!
I think grub has some sort of problem with RH 7.2. Any ideas?
grub does come up when I boot up, and if I type in all the lines manually
it does bring up RH7.2, but what a lame way too boot.
I actually was able to work around this issue by simply tarring up my olde
grub directory from Mandrake and replacing the RH 7.2 installed grub directory
with the one from Mandrake, but why didnt it work from scratch with RH 7.2's
This is because we use menu.conf as the config file instead of menu.lst. Either
create a symlink of /boot/grub/grub.conf pointing to your menu.lst file or move
the file. grub-install already does this if you use it.
I am not sure you are so correct. I did in fact try to link grub.conf to the
menu.lst file, and the operation of grub still was not displaying the menu. I
finally ended up just copying my grub directory from my Mandrake installation
in order to make it work.
However, I do not understand why I needed to do that.
I still have a copy of the grub directory on the hard drive which was
installed by RH 7.2, and can go back and test it. I am going to call the menu
file "menu.conf" and not link it to grub, and I will see if that works. But
like I said, linking grub.conf to menu.lst I tried before I even posted this
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