F7-x86-64 Stopped Booting - GRUB Issue - Fixed!
tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Wed Oct 10 19:15:14 UTC 2007
At 6:29 AM -0400 10/10/07, Jacques B. wrote:
>> The solution was as I had originally guessed: I needed to make a new
>> copy of the boot sector, and place it [in a file] on my Windows XP boot
>> partition for NTLDR via boot.ini to load and use. Once I did that,
>> Fedora booted just fine. I immediately did another yum update, and saw
>> yet another new kernel come down the pipe, so I made a new copy of the
>> boot sector right away, just in case.
>> Thank you to everyone for your suggestions and tips. And for the record,
>> Karl, yes, my grub.conf was pretty much configured exactly as you
>> stated, which is apparently the correct configuration. But it was indeed
>> that I needed to update the boot sector file that NTLDR used.
>Excellent! Sounds like you will have to do this every time the kernel
False. He will need to do this every time GRUB is updated. After GRUB
files have moved around in /boot, anything that writes to /boot, such as a
Kernel update, can trigger the issue by overwriting the free blocks that
had previously been GRUB Stage 2. See `info grub` for how the GRUB
bootsector finds GRUB Stage 2.
TonyN.:' <mailto:tonynelson at georgeanelson.com>
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