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Re: Announcing GNU GRUB 1.97 beta1

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: Announcing GNU GRUB 1.97 beta1
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 20:50:49 +0200

2009/9/1 Michal Suchanek <address@hidden>:
> Hello
> With 1.97 beta1 I cannot use config files like the one attached.
> The message is 'You need to load the kernel first.'
> I did not try with 1.97 beta1 yet but with recent trunk I could not
> use the config file but I still could boot using these commands.
> linux /boot/vmlinuz-... root=/dev/sda7 ro
> initrd /boot/initrd.img-...
> boot
> A there is a suggestion in the Debian bug report to comment out the
> search lines but that does not help.
> Any ideas why booting with the config file might fail?

This is because the config file is from a previous broken grub
packaged in Debian.

I think this problem is caused by not loading the ext2 module before
attempting to load the kernel. I will try to test with some modified
config file to confirm if this is the case.



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