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Re: GRUB (stuck on screen)

From: Jordan Uggla
Subject: Re: GRUB (stuck on screen)
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 16:43:20 -0700

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 7:36 PM, Felix Miata <address@hidden> wrote:
> not find the next part. Booting OM or USB sometimes can cause a dumb BIOS to
> reorganize device boot order, but proper Grub function depends on devices
> being found as and where they were when Grub was installed.

This is not true at all. GRUB2 makes no assumptions about drive enumeration.

It is fairly common that users with multiple drives have two grub boot
sectors on two different drives, with one of those boot sectors
corresponding to a working grub version and the other corresponding to
an old grub installation which has since been broken. In this case
changing the boot priority in the BIOS can fix the problem by getting
the BIOS to boot from the drive with a grub boot sector corresponding
to the working grub installation (sometimes this can be a different
drive than that which contains /boot/grub/, which often confuses
people). So while changing the boot priority in the BIOS may solve the
problem, it wouldn't be for the reason you've given.

Jordan Uggla (Jordan_U on

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