[PlanetCCRMA] Grub help

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat Feb 25 12:09:02 2006

On Sat, 2006-02-25 at 11:21 -0800, Oded Ben-Tal wrote:
> > (to do that you will have to boot from the fist cd with "linux rescue"
> > and then chroot to the mount point of your install).
> >
> > I vaguely remember a similar problem with my laptop a long time ago. I
> > think I did a grub-install --force-lba ("man grub-install") to get
> > around the problem.
> I ran grub-install. It doesn't, it never finished to return to the rescue 
> shell (at least not after 3 minutes). so I halted it and now when i boot 
> the computer I get a screen full of 'grub's ?!
> any idea what can i do now?
> I hope i won't have to install fc from scratch...

Hopefully not. You don't say what option you used for grub-install. I
would try reinstalling with just plain "grub-install" if you used
--force-lba before. What messages does grub-install print? Exactly what
do you see on the screen when you try to boot?

-- Fernando

> (before doint grub-install i tested the invisible menu option just for 
> fun, and using the arrows didn't bring up the kernel options. In any case 
> if this was the problem it would boot to the default rather than get 
> stuck).