Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84874
Grub not properly updated during upgrade process
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
Grub fails to display the splash, etc. It drops to a grub prompt.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to phoebe
3. Observe grub's bash-like prompt
Actual Results: Only the grub prompt is displayed.
Expected Results: Display of grubs updated boot menu
When this happened, I was able to enter "configfile /grub/grub.conf" and got
the boot screen. I then rebooted again, got the same result (config file not
loaded), so I went through the grub install procedure for this box (root
(hd1,0) \n setup (hd0) ) and grub started properly loading. It looks like grub
didn't properly update the boot sector or something during the upgrade
What option did you select for boot loader during your upgrade?
I just took defaults all the way through. The option checked was "Update Boot
Loader", or something to that effect. I am certain that it was the one listed at
the very top. I didn't write it down at the time since it appeared to correctly
detect that grub was installed to the boot sector of hd0 and in /boot on hd1.
I updated a 8.0 system that was running up2date and had TWO versions of the
kernel in the /boot/grub/menu.1st file. After I updated with the 8.1 beta this
file was NOT updated and the system would not boot.
I put in the CD got into the rescue mode, found out new the file names for
"initrd..." and "vmlinuz..." fixed up "menu.1st" (delete one entry, edited the
other) and now the system boots normally.
Have you seen this problem with the final Red Hat Linux 9 release?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have further information to add
to this bug report.