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Jonathan Nieder 07-02-2012 08:14 PM

Bug#679693: grub-pc: linux 3.2.0-2 -> 3.2.0-3 upgrade resulted in unbootable system
 
Hi,

Robert Gomulka wrote[1]:

> I've upgraded from 3.2.0-2 to 3.2.0-3. That wasn't the only upgrade,
> so please reassign when appropriate.
> After the upgrade system stopped booting. Right after trying to
> display Grub boot menu, system was rebooting
> automatically immediately.
> I've run system from cd-rom in rescue mode. I've checked aptitude log.
> It contained few entries, there
> were no grub entries, but linux packages caught my eye. I've then
> edited grub by hand, it allowed me to boot
> successfully. But I still don't know what's wrong and which line edit
> fixed that.
>
> Please consider my hand-made grub configuration edits:
[... edits including disabling gfxterm snipped ...]
> I'd like to help with this issue, but don't know how.
> I'd like to avoid bisecting grub config, as it's my production machine
> and it could be time-consuming.
> Is there a way to have any grub logs?
> Maybe it's a grub issue, which manifested itself after kernel upgrade?

Thanks. Cc-ing the grub maintainers for debugging, even though my
blind guess would still be a kernel bug.

Grub maintainers: please see [1] for more details.

Hope that helps,
Jonathan

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/679693



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