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Re: GRUB update problems

From: Henry W. Peters
Subject: Re: GRUB update problems
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2010 10:39:38 -0500
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Ok, not getting any response here, probably means either:

1.) This is not the correct forum for someone NOT knowledgeable in the inner workings of GRUB2,

2.) & or no one give a flying fig if someone has a serious problem involving GRUB (1 or 2).

Would someone be so kind as to explain... & perhaps, if necessary, direct me to a forum that might actually be able to help me problem solve here?

Thank you.


Henry W. Peters wrote:
Henry W. Peters wrote:
Felix Zielcke wrote:
Am Dienstag, den 05.01.2010, 13:58 -0500 schrieb Henry W. Peters:
Then I did check the /etc/default/grub file, & this is what I got (I took out the '# at the GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900' & changed the resolution... I tried doing an '#update-grub' both in the terminal while booted & at startup in the recovery mode. Nothing seems to change... maybe it's the 'install_device not specified.' problem??

Well if running update-grub shows an error about video.lst, then you
must run grub-install first.

Else check the generated /boot/grub/grub.cfg
It should contain something like that:

if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
  set gfxmode=1440x900
  insmod gfxterm
  insmod vbe
  if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
# For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm


Thanks very much, I will try this.


Well now I'm in deep ...., fortunately, I had some trouble installing Debian Lenny, & someone recommended 'PMagic' CD & it allowed me to boot in to my Linux OS.

In booting up this afternoon, I first got:

"Grub loading
error the symbol 'grub_puts' not found
grub rescue>_" (the under score here was a blinking cursor)

Then I made some changes in the BIOS to set another hd to boot... & got:

"GRUB loading please wait...
Error 15" (& right here, all stop as far as loading went).

When I got back on line via the PMagic disk, I tried reinstalling GRUB via the synaptic package manager... that didn't work either

Previously, I looked at the file Felix suggested (/boot/grub/grub.cfg), & there was no such parameters as he indicated there might be.

I tried to follow the grub_install suggestions, to no avail (& probably messed something up).

What is recommended fix... & can I go back to the previous version of grub some how...? It, at least connected with my startup manager (i.e., changed the given, but limited resolutions of the GRUB & start up, making my 1440 x 900 monitor useable at that res.).


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