grub very strange problems

Scott Talbot talbotscott at cox.net
Thu Jun 23 22:54:17 UTC 2005


Kam Leo wrote:

>On 6/23/05, Thomas Taylor <linxt at comcast.net> wrote:
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>>On Thursday 23 June 2005 09:10, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
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>>>Am Do, den 23.06.2005 schrieb Felipe Contreras um 17:29:
>>>      
>>>
>>>>On 6/21/05, Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>>>>The problem I'm having right now is that grub starts in the shell, as
>>>>>if no grub.conf existed... but there it is... and it seems to be ok.
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>I'm going to answer myself here. Since no one in #fedora nor
>>>>fedora-list answered or cared to suggest anything; I tried
>>>>#lfs-support, and thanks to jbit I found what the problem was.
>>>>
>>>>For some reason grub is not following symlinks on ReiserFS, I don't
>>>>know if it's a problem specific with the grub compiled in Fedora but
>>>>making /etc/grub.conf a normal file it worked fine.
>>>>
>>>>Felipe Contreras
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>>>>
>>>I wonder a bit as I always thought /etc/grub.conf exists only for
>>>convenience - better to be recognized as conf(iguration) file for grub.
>>>And that the real configuration used by grub is only
>>>/boot/grub/menu.lst, to which /etc/grub.conf on Fedora by default is a
>>>symlink.
>>>
>>>Alexander
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>>>
>>Hi Alexander:
>>
>>When I do 'ls -ap /boot/grub' it indicates that @menu.lst is the symlink and
>>grub.conf the original.  Am I misinterpreting this?
>>
>>Tom
>>
>>--
>>Tom Taylor
>>Linux user #263467
>>Federal Way, WA
>>Iraq war: 1,728 and counting
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>On my system  /boot/grub/menu.list  is a symbolic link to 
>/boot/grub/grub/conf  and /etc/grub.conf  is symbolically linked to 
>/boot/grub/grub.conf .  Did the OP at some point delete the original
>grub.conf in /boot/grub?
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>
    Coincidently, I was at grub homepage reading up on GRUB2 and some 
other things and I noted that /boot/grub/menu.lst is supposed to be the 
config file.  And I am sure that is the way it was in the RedHat days, 
though I haven't really looked closely in some time.  It is obviously 
trivial to the workings of Fedora though.

Scott




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