cannot select from grub boot loader
james at westexe.demon.co.uk
Tue Oct 19 23:33:15 UTC 2004
Richard E Miles wrote:
> I have two kernels: 2.6.7-1.494 and 2.6.8-1.521 in my grub.conf file.
> I am unable to use the up and down arrows to select a different kernel
> than the default. In fact none of the editing keys work. Has anyone
> else had problems with kernel selection on boot startup?
> My keyboard is a ps2 keyboard. I used to be able to select from the
> keyboard using the arrow keys at an earlier time. In fact I think the
> problem happened when the 2.6.8-1.521 kernel was installed. It's very
Curiouser and curiouser.
It shouldn't be anything to do with the kernels: since grub is there to
choose and load a kernel, obviously the kernel isn't actually loaded at
And there hasn't been a grub update (has there? What doesn rpm -q grub
What sort of motherboard do you have? What chipset? (Post the output of
lspci if you're not sure).
Can you post your /boot/grub/grub.conf file, in case there's anything
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