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Re: grub hangs after update



On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 08:04 -0500, Mark C. Allman wrote:
> I saw the same thing about a week ago.  The problem was the master boot
> record (MBR).  This is how I fixed it (note that I backed everything up
> one more time before doing this).  
> 
> <disclaimer>Please note that this rebuilds the MBR so it's not to be
> tried without understanding what you're doing</disclaimer>
> 
> 1.  Boot from a rescue disk to "repair" the system.
> 2.  Let the start-up process find and mount your filesystem.
> 3.  Chroot to /mnt/sysimage
> 4.  Look at /etc/grub.conf to both be sure it looked OK and to
>     look for the "root (hd0,0)" or "root (hd0,1)" or whatever line.
> 5.  Run "grub"
>     5a.  type in "root (hd0,0)", which is what I found in grub.conf
>     5b.  type "setup (hd0)"
> 6.  Rebooted the system and it all started up.
> 
> Take a look at the page:
> http://www.whoopis.com/howtos/howto_restore_mbr_grub.php
> 

I saw it as well on a Dell M65 laptop. I did the same thing as Mark
suggest, used rescue mode to restore grub and everything has been fine
since. Did not see anything during the upgrade to suggest I there was a
problem.

Brian


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