Double checking grub-install -- revisited ??
billlinux at rogers.com
Wed Jul 2 17:10:29 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 17:32 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Wed, 02 Jul 2008 10:43:04 -0400, 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.
> What exactly does that mean?
About a week ago (I don't re-boot very often), I noticed the Fedora
grub splash screen appear for 1/2 second or less, then go blank and
pause for a second or two. Then a new splash screen appeared and
everything progressed fine from there. This occurs definitely during
the grub stage of bootup.
> Can you hit keys to enter the first GRUB menu and stop it
> from booting any entry automatically?
No. The image is incomplete in the first instance and disappers too
> > I have a dual
> > boot system with WindowsXP on sda and Fedora 9 on sdb.
> And what does your boot sequence look like? NTLDR on sda?
> Do you chainload from sda into sdb?
> And what does your sdb GRUB config look like? Is it really
> GRUB in the MBR of sdb instead of the boot sector of your
> boot/root partition?
> > 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.
> > To check the mbr, I ran on /dev/sda:
> > ~]# dd bs=512 count=1 if=/dev/sda | od -Ax -tx1z -v
> > it returned:
> > ...
> > 000160 7c be 85 7d e8 40 00 eb 0e be 8a 7d e8 38 00 eb
> > >|..}. at .....}.8..<
> What does it print for the line at offset 0?
[root at CASE ~]# dd bs=512 count=1 if=/dev/sda | od -Ax -tx1z -v
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 6.288e-05 s, 8.1 MB/s
000000 eb 48 90 8e d0 bc 00 7c fb 8e d8 be 00 7c 8e c0
000010 bf 00 06 b9 00 01 f3 a5 e9 00 8a be ae 07 b9 04
000020 00 83 c6 10 80 3c 80 74 09 80 3c 00 75 5d e2 f1
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