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Re: [Bug-grub] Re: GRUB hangs

From: grenoml
Subject: Re: [Bug-grub] Re: GRUB hangs
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 17:45:09 -0800 (PST)

  Ok, I overwrote the mbr on hde and then booted in rescue mode and ran
grub-install /dev/hde.  Checked it with dd to make sure it put it there
and then tried to reboot.  No good - same thing, GRUB appears and I see
the floppy trying to be accessed and then it hangs.  I'm assuming that
during the GRUB boot that it is running the stage1 file.  If so, if you
look at the bottom of the stage1 dump listing in my first post you see
the word 'floppy' there.  Why is this there and how did grub get it
there?  I think this is what is messing things up.

--- Jason Thomas <address@hidden> wrote:
> If you have a win9x floppy handy with fdisk boot it and run 'fdisk
> /mbr'
> This will rewrite your mbr (which i think is screwed up somehow).
> Then boot linux using your rescue disk, and reinstall grub using
> 'grub-install /dev/hde'
> When you restored your machine from backup to the new hard drive you
> should not have restored the mbr. The drive is almost always going to
> be
> different to your previous drive so you need to use the grub-install
> to
> install grub. as file will be in a different location on the hard
> drive.
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 01:12:07PM -0800, grenoml wrote:
> > Some more info.  I'm noticing that right as the GRUB message
> appears
> > that the system is trying to read from the floppy drive even though
> > there is no floppy in the drive and the hard drive light never
> lights. 
> > I compared this to another linux system using GRUB and the system
> boots
> > without trying to access the floppy.  It only accesses the hard
> drive. 
> > Now the question is why is it doing this?

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