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Re: [gNewSense-users] GNewSense metad - grub booting error on YeeLoong

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] GNewSense metad - grub booting error on YeeLoong
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 21:55:32 +0930

On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:59:24 -0600
Damon Haley <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi, I was wondering if someone in this community could help me
> troubleshoot why my new Lemote Yeelong won't boot periodically.


> I'm thinking it's not an actual Grub configuration issue as the
> machine was booting normally for a month. And I made no changes to
> the grub config file other than installing a newer kernel using
> 'aptitude install.'
> Here is the error I occasionally get from Grub loading the kernel:
> "
> Booting 'gNewSense GNU/LINUX, with'
> alloc magic is broken at 0x8ff8d810
> Aborted. Press any key to exit.
> "

> After starting to compose this email, the machine just booted
> normally after I had the Grub choice menu on my screen for 10
> minutes.  I'm wondering if the hard drive isn't spinning up quick
> enough for Grub when it boots normally.

Are you booting pmon boot menu -> grub -> linux -> gns?

If so, perhaps look at [1], which mentions how to set a bootdelay to
alleviate this problem.


Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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