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Re: Grub failing ot install to mbr

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Grub failing ot install to mbr
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 16:24:56 +0100
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Can you reproduce this problem with GRUB 2 ?

On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 05:13:46AM -0800, Yan Seiner wrote:
> I have a remotely administered machine that has lost its boot sector.  
> This machine has worked fine for several years.  We recently tried to 
> update the kernel.  On a reboot, the local sysadmin noticed some sort of 
> error flash by on the screen, and now the machine won't boot.  We can't 
> seem to get grub back into the MBR.
> We've created a grub floppy and reinstalled the stage 1, 1.5, and 2 loaders.
> Now on reboot we're getting a message that says,
> "Console redirect"
> and the machine freezes.
> As far as we know, console redirection is not enabled anywhere on the 
> machine.
> So.... Is it possible that grub used some random file rather than its 
> stage 1 loader?
> The machine has a boot partition, and we used
> grub> find /grub/stage1
> hd(0,0)
> hd(1,0)
> grub> root hd(0,0)
> grub> setup hd(0)
> grub> root hd(1,0)
> grub> setup hd(1)
> to install the bootloader on both RAID-1 mirrors.  Grub installed 
> everything without any errors.
> Anyone have any suggestions?  I'm pretty stumped....
> --Yan
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Robert Millan

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