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Re: GRUB (stuck on screen)

From: Felix Miata
Subject: Re: GRUB (stuck on screen)
Date: Sat, 05 May 2012 05:20:59 -0400
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On 2012/05/03 16:43 (GMT-0700) Jordan Uggla composed:

Felix Miata  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.

I saw nothing in the OP to indicate Grub2 was being used. I always presume when Grub2 is not explicitly mentioned that Grub Legacy is the subject, regardless that this list is supposed to be for Grub2 support only.

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

I understand that can be confusing, which is _a_ reason why none of my 30+ systems, most of which are multiboot with at least 3 installed operating systems, have any Grub version installed on any MBR.

 So while changing the boot priority in the BIOS may solve the
problem, it wouldn't be for the reason you've given.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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