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Old 10-17-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
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grub issue


I sometimes get thus problem.

My PC starts up and gets grub in some kind of command line. I would want to know how do i fix it the next time I get this problem.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 09:33 AM   #2
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Distro? Where did you install GRUB?
 
Old 10-17-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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Im sorry i forgot to menion my distro. I have SuSE 9.1 pro.
It is dual booting witth XP.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 03:10 PM   #4
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Have you tried pressing Escape to get back to the menu?
 
Old 10-18-2005, 02:17 AM   #5
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Maybe I have not been clear.
I dont get the Grub menu at startup. Instead, I am getting some terminal screen saying GRUB. There is a help menu (list of all the commands) when you hit TAB.

P. S.- I am dual booting with XP
 
Old 10-18-2005, 08:08 AM   #6
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Getting Grub prompt is a good thing!

If one installs Grub without attaching to an operating system one gets exactly the same thing, ---> a Grub prompt.

The up side of it is that in Grub prompt one can boot any system up "manually" (50+ systems, never fails once)

The Grub prompt will be triggered if Grub can't load /grub/menu.lst or has problems with it.

At Grub prompt

configfile (hdi,j)/grub/menu.lst --- can load Grub in ith disk, jth partition
geometry (hdi) ---- list all the partitions in ith disk
help --- lists all the commands usable at Grub prompt

All of my 50+ OSs can be loaded by the same 3 generic statements at Grub prompt with (using ith disk jth partition as an example)

root (hdi,j)
chainloader +1
boot

You don't get anything more powerful yet simpler than that. Just make sure in the above statements a boot loader is residing inside the (hdi,j) partition.

I am still searching for a operating system in a PC that cannot be booted in Grub prompt and would appreciate any offer (none found in DOS,Windows, xp, Linux, BSD and Solaris).
 
Old 10-18-2005, 08:43 AM   #7
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I hate to remind people that I am a NEWBIE.
Please speak the way for a newbie to understand
 
Old 10-18-2005, 09:15 AM   #8
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I've had a couple of strange issues with GRUB on SuSE. LILO seems to be more reliable, at the expense of having less features.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 09:52 AM   #9
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I have been in Linux for about 15 months. The correct use of the terms is a necessary step for every newbie.

Most of inofrmation is already written and published in the Grub Manual, including why a Grub prompt appears!

Just Google "Grub Manual" and grow up.
 
  


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