Grub hanging

John J. Boyer john.boyer at
Sun Sep 13 09:13:12 UTC 2015

What happened was that Windows would not shut down after several hours. 
I used the power button. When I turned the machine back on it wouldn't 
boot. Grub had been behaving a bit strangely lately. Could a Windows 
update have messed it up. Where do i get a rescue disk?


On Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 02:05:07AM -0700, Tony Baechler wrote:
> You didn't give background information leading up to the behavior you
> describe, so this is only a random guess.  It sounds like the GRUB image is
> out of sync with the image installed in the MBR.  I would boot a rescue CD,
> chroot into the Linux system, make sure all updates are installed paying
> especial attention to GRUB and run grub-install on your boot drive.  If that
> doesn't work, I'm afraid I don't know.
> On 9/12/2015 10:49 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:
> >I have a machine which is dual-boot with Vinux and Windows 7. When I try
> >to boot the boot screen appears, but grub will not respond to any
> >keystrokes or mouse movements. The USB devices are not activated, as
> >they should be. There is no starting beep. It just sits there. How can I
> >deal with this situation?
> >
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