Double checking grub-install -- revisited ??

William Case billlinux at
Wed Jul 2 16:50:31 UTC 2008

Hi Mikkel;

On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 10:54 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: 
> 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.
Yes.  And that was where I was going to leave.  There was a suggestion
on the list that I should file a bug against grub.  I was about to do
that this morning and thought that I should check the first 512 bytes of
each disk just to be sure.

I checked and low and behold I found GRUB listed in the first block
(mbr ??) of both disks.  So I thought I should chase that down before I
filed an inappropriate bug report.

> 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.
Ctrl-Alt-F1 gives me normal behaviour.  No pauses or anything but
straight to:
Fedora 9 (Sulphur)
kernel-2.6-etc. (tty1)

CASE login:

> Didn't the problem go away when you turned off the splash screen, 
> and ran Grub in the text mode?
Yes, it does.  Which makes the problem a Fedora grub problem, not just a
grub problem -- I would think.

> Mikkel
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Regards Bill;
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