Originally Posted by rweaver
It's not unix although in its more normalized mode it supports a few shell commands, you can attempt to tell grub what hard drive to look at and what files to load (kernel for example.)
Type 'help' to get a listing of the commands and generally try searching the individual commands on google instead of a more general search.
Review the /boot/menu.cfg (nee grub.cfg/conf) and ensure everything looks acceptable there.
Thanks for the interest . . .
is some kind of a different monster - immediately pops up . . .
no booting going on behind some "quiet" splash progress bar screen.
Something got mapped wrong with grub2 . . . maybe an easy fix with the right command.
I had tried to install Xubuntu 9.10 which uses grub 2 - and am now trying to just get back Ubuntu 9.04 (with legacy grub 0.97)
I of course tried entering help
to list commands and get . . .
grub rescue> help
Unknown command 'help'
I can use ls
. . . making me think unix from my FreeBSD use.
grub rescue> ls
(hd0) (hd0,5) (hd0,1) (hd1) (hd1,5) (hd1,4) (hd1,3) (hd1,1)
grub rescue> ls (hd0,1)/boot
./ ../ System.map-2.6.28-11-generic abi-2.6.28-11-generic confi
g-2.6.28-11-generic memtest+.bin vmcoreinfo-2.6.28-11-generic
vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic grub/ initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
and going into grub/ directory . . .
grub rescue> ls (hd0,1)/boot/grub
./ ../ device.map stage1 stage2 e2fs_stage1_5 fat_stage1_5 jfs_
tage1_5 reiserfs_stage1_5 xfs_stage1_5 default installed-versio
How can I tell grub rescue>
how to load the correct file
/module . . . insmod
Thank you very much for any suggestions or criticism.