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Re: [PATCH] Improve documentation of BIOS installation

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Improve documentation of BIOS installation
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:52:00 +0100
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On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 08:00:46PM +0100, Barry Jackson wrote:
> On 29/03/11 13:40, Colin Watson wrote:
> >With being down at the moment,
> >I went to look at what corresponding documentation there was in the
> >manual.........
> One question that I cannot find an answer for in the manual here :-
> 18.1 GRUB only offers a rescue shell
> It explains that the only available commands are ls, set, unset and insmod.
> So what use is it?
> Assuming that a module is missing or a variable is incorrect, and
> these are corrected with insmod and set - what next?
> I can see no way to boot after correcting things without a 'boot'
> command available. If you can't boot, why bother with set or insmod.
> I just don't get it!

The manual even answers this question directly with an example:

See the example after "then you can correct this and enter normal mode

(Once you are in normal mode with a correct prefix, then commands will
be autoloaded, although you could insmod them manually if you really
wanted.  But this should be self-explanatory once you do it, as entering
normal mode will give you a GRUB menu.)

I've extended the text you refer to
( to link to
this troubleshooting section.  It'll be there the next time we push to
the website.


Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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