Grub install broken after kernel update

Guy Fraser guy at incentre.net
Mon Feb 14 21:56:29 UTC 2005


On Tue, 2005-15-02 at 00:31 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> 
> > All I did was add a drive, and grub would not work any more.
> > Saying grub has nothing to do with it is complete BULL SHIT.
> 
> i said it might not be related. 
> 

Actually you said :
<QUOTE>
> 
> grub has no reliability concerns really. your problem may not been
> even related to it. if you think its a grub bug then file a bug
> report.
</QUOTE>

Since it is difficult to figure out exactly what you were trying 
to say, I could only guess that the message appeared to say grub is 
not the problem.

> 
> > The sheer volume of people that are having problems with
> > grub, should be an indicator that it is not making life
> > easier for the Fedora community.
> 
> i dont agree with this
> 

Whether you agree or not, many people are having trouble with 
the way grub handles drive assignments, and is one of the 
main reasons for attrition from FC. 

> > Rahul : If you don't have something that can help me, then
> > do not respond. I have probably been using Linux longer than
> > you, until grub and SATA drives came out I never had problems
> > I could not fix. If you are a Red Hat developer then, I
> > certainly hope the other developers are reading your idiotic
> > remarks and have you removed.
> 
> name calling wont help you. if I get removed for suggesting you file
> bug reports against grub instead of ranting here then that would be
> very ironic
> 

Did I hurt your feelings?
I'm so sorry.

There are dozens of bug reports, for exactly the same problem, none 
of them have answers, and many appeared to have been closed.

I booted off the rescue disk, then shuffled around my data so I 
could boot off a PATA drive, then reinstalled onto that drive.

I can now run FC3 again, and will not attempt to install onto a SATA 
drive again until I hear a bunch of success stories. Grub doesn't 
seem to be able to handle a mixture of drive types, and until it 
can there should be an alternate boot loader.

> -- 
> Regards,
> Rahul Sundaram

Guy Fraser





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