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Old 07-16-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
knockout_artist
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Suse startup issue stops at "grub"


Hi,

I was trying to fix startup issue.
Once I baked up /boot

>cp -Rv /boot/* /opt/BOOT/

I copied whole /boot partition from back up.
Started host with live cd then.
> rm -rf /boot/*
>cp -R /opt/BOOT/* /boot/

whole thing is copied over, Now when I restart host it stops at very first step and it shows word
"GRUB"
Can that be fixed?

Thanks
 
Old 07-16-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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reinstall grub to the disk from a live cd. i'm not sure what caused your problem (i wouldn't try it!) but cp -a would have been better, anyway -- if not rsync for a backup. "GRUB" is the first and only thing you see after system POST? I'm not sure, but that probably means you're only getting the MBR section. Anyway, do the first thing i said.

Lessons learned:
Don't rm -rf /boot/*.
Why would you do that, anyway? I mean, I guess this is interesting for exploratory purposes, but it soudns like a pain in the arse, too.

Also, /opt is not a standard place for backups -- it's for "opt"ional software packages.

Last edited by jhwilliams; 07-16-2009 at 04:12 PM.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 04:28 PM   #3
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In RH I never had that issue.
Thing is my host has sles9 and the live cd is openSuse11. Would it still work.


Thanks.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 05:32 PM   #4
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Probably. Grub versions don't change much and all it has to do is follow a pointer to go execute the initrd chain and get everything off the ground. So long as you have *a* function grub, it is my belief that it should work fine.
 
  


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