Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72574
grub does not boot
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of problem:
grub cannot load splashscreen; it hangs after trying to load the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
every red hat rpm version > grub-0.90-11
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install a grub red hat rpm of version > grub-0.90-11
2. /sbin/grub-install --recheck /dev/hda
Actual Results: When booting the machine hangs, showing message
"GRUB Loading stage1.5
GRUB loading, please wait ..."
Expected Results: It should show the splashscreen and boot
Until the grub-0.90-11 package all worked fine, but for all greater
red hat package versions the error above occurs.
A pure GNU grub-0.92.tar.gz also works fine (configure, make, make install),
but the patches in the red hat package seem to be wrong.
When changing the spec file and kicking off the splashscreen stuff
even the latest red hat package grub-0.92-4 works. But any attempt to
include the splashscreen failed.
BTW, a mandrake 8.2 grub package works on the same machine, but
they use only a simple menu, not a splashscreen.
The motherboard is from a "Fijitsu Siemens" machine which is a
Pentium 4 (140 MHz) motherboard and has a PhoenixBIOS version 4.06
Rev. 1.05.1194 from Phoenix Technologies Ltd and does (to my knowledge)
properly support lba32.
Does it work if you comment out the splashimage line from the config file?
No, this does not help. The only change is the following: Normally, after a
fresh install it takes a long time and the machine shows after BIOS information
"GRUB Loading stage2.0..." and then freezes completely (and after reinstalling
grub from the newly installed partition it shows "GRUB Loading stage1.5
GRUB loading, please wait ..." and also reezes completely.
When I comment out the splashimage line from the config file the machine hangs,
but I can reboot with Ctl+Alt+Del (which does not work in the other 2 cases).
Does this work better with the grub 0.93 package available from
Yes , your grub 0.93 package works fine - great!