Double checking grub-install -- revisited ??
billlinux at rogers.com
Wed Jul 2 16:50:31 UTC 2008
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
Fedora 9 (Sulphur)
> 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.
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