Double checking grub-install -- revisited ??

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Wed Jul 2 15:54:09 UTC 2008

William Case wrote:
> Hi;
> I have started this thread again as a new thread.  The previous "Double
> checking grub-install ??" lead off in all kinds of plausible directions.
> I think I now have more of a focus.
> To recap:
> I am getting a double Fedora grub splashimage at boot.  I have a dual
> boot system with WindowsXP on sda and Fedora 9 on sdb.  I have some
> experience with installing grub but made a typo type mistake during a
> grub install a month ago and I think (??) that might have been the root
> of my double splashimage problem.
If I remember correctly from the first thread, you would get a brief 
flash on the screen with Fedora at the top of the screen, a short 
pause, and then the proper splash screen with Fedora on the bottom. 
This is a good indication that ether the video card or the monitor 
are changing modes to properly display the splash screen. I would 
suspect that it is the monitor changing modes to match the video output.

While it will not prove this isn't the problem, it would be 
interesting to see what happens if you log into the GUI, and then 
hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 and see if you get the same kind behavior.

Didn't the problem go away when you turned off the splash screen, 
and ran Grub in the text mode?


   Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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