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Re: "error: out of disk" grub rescue on first cold boot

From: Jonathan M. Polom
Subject: Re: "error: out of disk" grub rescue on first cold boot
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 14:28:32 -0400

I'd like to append to my previous message that I have the identical
problem with Fedora 15 beta and Linux Mint 10. That is why I believe
the problem is a grub2 issue. Again, more than happy to provide
diagnostic info to someone who knows more than I do about how grub2

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 10:21 AM, Jonathan M. Polom
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hopefully I can pick up some insight on this problem on this list
> since I think it's related to grub nuance. I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on
> a Intel-based system (C2DUO, 4gb ddr2, g33 chipset) with a 1 TB
> WD1001FALS SATA drive on channel 0. The BIOS hasn't been updated
> recently but I don't believe my motherboard manufacturer has updated
> it for a couple years. Anyway onto the problem:
> Upon first cold boot, grub does not load the menu or operating system.
> Grub2 displays an "error: out of disk" and then goes to a grub rescue
> prompt. No length of idle time permits it to load the menu (IE: just
> leaving it alone does nothing to help the problem). The really weird
> thing is that if I run 'ls' at the rescue prompt and then execute CTRL
> ALT DEL to do a warm reboot, grub WILL load Ubuntu next time around. I
> do not have any other OS on the machine so grub is configured to just
> boot Ubuntu directly (no menu).
> I can replicate this problem very reliably. I can also replicate it
> using both SATA AHCI and "normal" mode for my SATA controller (intel
> northbridge).
> I appreciate any help on this issue and am more than happy to provide
> config files, logs, etc. to help figure out why this problem occurs.
> While this problem doesn't prevent use of my PC, it does require a
> very inconvenient workaround.
> ** Cross posted from bug-grub **
> --
> Jon Polom

Jon Polom

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