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Re: [solved] Grub hangs (after kernel update?)



At 6:21 PM -0400 10/17/06, Tony Nelson wrote:
>Today my previously working FC5 Linux won't boot.  I see the word "GRUB"
>alone on the screen, which IIRC means that grub can't find stage 2 (or
>stage 1.5).
>
>Yesterday I yum updated to kernel.i686 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5, ...

>FC5 boots by chaining from NTLDR's boot.ini, using a file made from the
>boot sector of my boot partition (/dev/hde3 or (hd0,2)). ...

>/boot is EXT3 ... /boot is 87% full.

>I ... (re-)ran grub-install, which said it succeeded.

>What should I try next?

After reading "info grub" "* Images ::", which mentions that stage 1 "just
knows" where to find the next stage, I copied the (new) bootsector to a
file and replaced the chaining file used by NTLDR.  FC5 now boots.  I don't
know why the next stage moved (probably e2fs_stage1_5), but it may be
related to installing the new kernel and to the partition approaching full
(?).
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