Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63924
RH 7.2.93, "GRUB loading stage2 and system hangs
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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.
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.
What sort of hardware is this on (motherboard, etc)? Also, are you running the
most current BIOS available?
Closing due to lack of activity