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Old 09-06-2005, 09:07 AM   #1
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Grub blank screen


Ok I finally got gentoo booting but I'm still stuck getting grub to be readable? My Problem is when I boot there is a cursure on the left hand corner and nothing is readable but if I choose the option to boot gentoo or X64 it boots... but the grub does not display correctly and is unreadable ..... After grub is booted everything is ok, but is there a problem with AMD 64 bit and grub? or how do I edit the grub file that loads grub.... I've added vga=0x318 but its not a problem with the kernel... the screen goes bad when grub loads? I'm lost I've already reinstall grub twice... and never came across this
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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Could you post the /boot/grub/menu.lst file?

Also, you should describe this w/ more details:
"grub does not display correctly and is unreadable"
 
Old 09-06-2005, 12:23 PM   #3
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Ok Sorry if I wasn't clear and I'm not @ home and will post my grub.conf file and also the menu.lst.
OK So POST goes ok and then the screen goes blank... and only a left top curser is flashing... and if I choose to hit the down arrow key to boot into windows x64 I see chain load + 1 and is unreadeable and then I see x64 boot screen and windows boots. Same goes if I try to boot into gentoo by hiting enter on after I see left top curser. .... Im sure if it has anything to do with kernel cause grub is being loaded first which is the problem?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 08:35 PM   #4
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menu.lst file

root@1[grub]# cat menu.lst
default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo Linux-2.6.12-gentoo-r9
root (hd0,1)
kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r9 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc
ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda4 udev splash=silent vga=0x31B video=vesafb:mtrr,ywrap
initrd /initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r9

# Only in case you want to dual-boot
title=Windows XP
root (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

grub conf
default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo Linux-2.6.12-gentoo-r9
root (hd0,1)
kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r9 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc
ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda4 udev splash=silent vga=0x31B video=vesafb:mtrr,ywrap
initrd /initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r9

# Only in case you want to dual-boot
title=Windows XP
root (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1


Ok in short grub works ok but I'm not able to get the grub menu.....
 
Old 09-07-2005, 09:15 AM   #5
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Try commenting-out (adding a '#' sharp at the beginning) the two 'splashimage' lines.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 04:19 PM   #6
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grub menu not being display

Ok I actually added that to see if it would fix it... so if I uncomment that I still get the same problem... to be more clear or here is more info

I have one /dev/sda1 250GB

hda1 /Windows
hda2 /boot
hda3 /swap
hda4 /


I've install grub to the mbr

Would that keep the system from displaying the grub menu? But able to boot into it?
 
Old 09-08-2005, 12:46 PM   #7
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If you don't need this:
vga=0x31B video=vesafb:mtrr,ywrap
then just remove it for now. If it will work, you will add them back after.

Other than that, I have no idea. Sorry. BTW, try a new
grub-install /dev/sda1
(or whichever is your had drive)
 
  


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