Cheryl Homiak cahomiak at
Sat Apr 9 16:16:16 UTC 2011

Hi all.

I am running debian unstable with kernel 2.6.38-2-686 on a Thinkpad T23. Once before I upgraded to grub2 and ended up completely unable to boot and actually ended up reinstalling. This was some time ago. Now I am again using grub2 but with the chainloader; in other words, I have not run the command to upgrade. I did this because I wanted to take advantage of the ability to have audio feedback when grub's menu comes up. My question is: Is there a way to tell whether grub2 will now work on my system; I'm definitely NOT running that upgrade command this time unless i'm sure grub2 will work without the chainloader! Has anything changed? Is there a reason why it might work for me now if it didn't work before? I was never sure as to whether the problem was in Debian or grub or was a limitation of my computer. If it isn't going to work, I'll just continue to use the chainloader and stay with grub2 in this way as long as some upgrade isn't going to surreptitiously wipe out my chainloader and upgrade me completely. Any help would be appreciated.



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and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to You, Lord,
my rock and my Redeemer.
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