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



On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 12:43:03PM -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 10:30 AM -0600 10/21/06, Charles Curley wrote:

> >
> >For what it's worth, I just hit the same problem on applying the new
> >kernel (2200), and applied the same solution before searching the
> >archives and finding this thread. I have not seen this problem with
> >other updates.
> >

> >Is there something peculiar to the way this kernel operates that
> >caused this? I don't think this is due to grub, as I don't see any
> >grub upgrades in my yum.log*.
> >
> >http://www.charlescurley.com/Lenovo.R51.html
> 
> Upon reflection, I think that the only affect that the new kernel had was
> to fill up more of the volume.  I think that the machine had been a hostage
> to fortune ever since I upgraded from FC3 to FC5, which re-installed grub:
> I did not copy the new boot sector to replace the chaining file used by
> NTLDR.  When finally the old, rm'd stage1.5 was overwritten, the machine
> stopped booting.  The lesson is to make a new copy of the boot sector when
> grub is re-installed.

Could be. I originally installed FC4 on this thing, then cleaned it
out and installed FC5. I don't recall whether I updated the boot
sector image file to the XP partition or not, so I likely did not.

Thanks

> 
> 
> >Tony, have you filed a bug on this? I don't see one but may not have
> >used the correct search keywords or some such.
> 
> No.  I don't think there is a bug.

Agreed.

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