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Old 03-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Loading initial ramdisk freeze

I need some help... i was cruising right along with my new Debian Squeeze installation... I had run through this completely:

I was messing with getting the network setup properly and decided the console resolution was too small so I changed some grub configuration according to this:

I had rebooted 3 or 4 times prior to changing the grub config without issue... after rebooting this time, the following happened:

Loading Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 ...
Loading initial ramdisk ...

And that's it. Nothing else happens...

in Recovery mode, pressing e gets me this...

set gfxpayload=keep
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --on-floppy --fs-uuid --set a5551ad8-0223-406b-909e-af3951302129
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz=-2.6.32-5-amd64 root =UUID=a5551ad8-0223-406b-909e-af3951302129 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-amd64
I am new to Linux, so i am very lost as to what could have happened.

Can anyone help?
Old 03-21-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

W/o knowing WHAT changes you made to your grub config no one will be
able to tell you why it might be failing.

Also, can you actually successfully boot into recovery mode?

If you can, why don't you just undo your grub change from there?

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The question and answer was worked out here...

Hopefully it will help someone in the future...

Thanks for the response!


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