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Old 05-06-2008, 11:36 PM
Peter Ruskin
 
Default grub weirdness

On Wednesday 07 May 2008, Q wrote:
> Earlier today, I emerged grub-0.97-r5 on my x86 laptop, replacing
> 0.97-r4. I didn't run grub and didn't expect anything to be done
> to my boot partition. Now I've read
> <http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=218599>, and I suspect my
> current problem has to do with that, though I don't recall
> anything in grub.conf that would lead to trouble.
>
> I can't access the boot partition right now, and I'm posting this
> in hopes of pointers for what to look at once I get the chance to
> boot from a livecd.
>
> When I try to boot, the word GRUB gets written to the screen over
> and over and over, filling the screen. Pressing keys, AFAICT so
> far, doesn't stop this. The screen is just filled with "GRUB",
> and I think it's an ongoing thing because of a little flicker at
> the bottom right.

When you emerged grub-0.97-r5, this was displayed on your console:
WARN: postinst
*** IMPORTANT NOTE: you must run grub and install
the new version's stage1 to your MBR. Until you do,
stage1 and stage2 will still be the old version, but
later stages will be the new version, which could
cause problems such as an unbootable system.

To make life easier for situations like this, you could install grub
on a floppy.

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Peter
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Gentoo Linux: Portage 2.1.5_rc7 kernel-2.6.24-gentoo-r5
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ gcc(GCC): 4.1.2
KDE: 3.5.8 Qt: 3.3.8
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:24 AM
Ian Hilt
 
Default grub weirdness

On Tue, 6 May 2008, Q wrote:


When I try to boot, the word GRUB gets written to the screen
over and over and over, filling the screen. Pressing keys,
AFAICT so far, doesn't stop this. The screen is just filled
with "GRUB", and I think it's an ongoing thing because of a
little flicker at the bottom right.


<quote href="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/grub-error-guide.xml#doc_chap7">
7. GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB ...

Situation

Code Listing 7.1: Grub Output

GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB
GRUB GRUB
GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB
GRUB GRUB GRUB
...

Solution

According to airhead this can be caused by having your bios
detect your disks automatically. Try to set your bios entry to
User Type HDD.

Another possibility is that you had Grub installed on your MBR
and tried reinstalling it (for instance due to hard disk changes)
but used the wrong setup and root commands.
</quote>

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Ian Hilt
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