Bug 63924 - RH 7.2.93, "GRUB loading stage2 and system hangs
RH 7.2.93, "GRUB loading stage2 and system hangs
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
7.2
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2002-04-21 22:24 EDT by Robert Raiman
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-22 00:10:41 EDT
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Description Robert Raiman 2002-04-21 22:24:23 EDT
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Description of problem:
Most times when using grub the systems never boots. Stops at 'grub loading
stage2' One out of 5 times that the system does boot I do not have sound or
floppy drive.  Strange.  With lilo, system mostly boots Win2k and always boots
Linux.  Plus sound works and floppy works.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.construct /boot/grub/grub.conf and write to mbr.
2.If system doesn't hang and load (one in 5 chance). Select linux.  sound
doesn't work and cann't be configured because system claims no sound card. (S.B.
Awe 128).  Can't use floppy. Attempts to mount claim /dev/fd0 is not a valid
block device.
3. Configure /etc/lilo.conf and install.  Systems works MOST TIMES for Win2K and
always for Linux.  No hangs.  Sound works and I did a mkbootdisk.  No other
changes than grub vs. lilo
	

Actual Results:  see above

Expected Results:  should be able to select different boots.  Lilo is better but
still not real real dependable.

Additional info:

I use lba32 in lilo.conf.  I have a dual scsi disk system. sda is 73 gig and has
win2k. sdb1 is linux.  Only '/' and 'swap' partitions on sdb.  sda1 is ntfs.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-22 00:10:33 EDT
What sort of hardware is this on (motherboard, etc)?  Also, are you running the
most current BIOS available?
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-07-29 00:49:17 EDT
Closing due to lack of activity

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