LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2010, 09:42 AM   #1
JZL240I-U
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: openSuSE 42.1_64+Tumbleweed-KDE, Mint 17.3
Posts: 3,987

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Error: gfxmenu: /boot/message too large


I use openSuSE 11.2 and 11.0. After some hassle with the /boot partition and finally updating 11.2 I get the above error. /boot message is 415.5 KiB (from memory). I can boot from a text console but I'd like to understand what happened here and correct it. Any ideas? Btw. how large is your /boot/message?
 
Old 09-10-2010, 11:10 AM   #2
honeybadger
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Location: India
Distribution: Slackware (mainly) and then a lot of others...
Posts: 855

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I am using ultimate linux - an ubuntu variant but there is no /boot/messages. I do remember getting this error some time ago. How I repaired it was changing the /boot/grub/grub.conf. However if you are using grub2 then the configuration files would be somewhere else.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 11:19 AM   #3
saikee
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Distribution: Any free distro.
Posts: 3,398
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 112Reputation: 112
I always disable the gfxmenu and prefer dealing with Grub directly.

gfxmenu only add a bit of graphic to the booting menu instead of Grub's text screen. Putting a "#" in front of the line with the gfxmenu statement will disable it. I believe gfxmenu is used by Grub1 and Grub2has refrained from using graphic enhancements. Therefore you should be able to edit it out in /boot/grub/menu.lst.

The disadvantage of gfxmenu is it can prevent Grub from booting the operating systems manually. That to me is destroying 50% of what Grub is capable of.
 
Old 09-13-2010, 02:21 AM   #4
JZL240I-U
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: openSuSE 42.1_64+Tumbleweed-KDE, Mint 17.3
Posts: 3,987

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I had gfxmenu disabled (by an "#" in menu.lst ) since the time I got the error message. I just want to know what's up in my system and I still do. It is GRUB 1 btw.

Just as an aside, gfxmenu doesn't prevent you from booting manually. Just press "c" or <ESC> (I think) and you get a command line.
 
Old 02-21-2012, 09:44 AM   #5
JZL240I-U
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: openSuSE 42.1_64+Tumbleweed-KDE, Mint 17.3
Posts: 3,987

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
As far as I can tell in retrospect it is connected to this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...talled-800956/

and marinally explained by this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...formed-806910/

AFAIR the initrd complains about a "foreign" gfxmenu. So -- solved and finally laid to rest.

Last edited by JZL240I-U; 02-21-2012 at 09:46 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
postfix error writing message: File too large onyangoliech Linux - Networking 5 08-16-2016 07:37 AM
Ubuntu Gutsy: won't boot. error message after boot begins: "metapage_read_end_io: I/o brjoon1021 Linux - Newbie 1 04-01-2008 10:19 AM
Error message at boot Ray_Kovecses Debian 5 09-29-2005 02:09 PM
Boot error message: Velcro Linux - Newbie 3 03-10-2004 03:54 PM
li error and boot disk gives boot failure message Mr.Scum Linux - General 5 05-20-2003 11:41 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration