Fedora/grub bug -- I think ?
billlinux at rogers.com
Fri Jun 27 23:19:57 UTC 2008
Good question, good point.
On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 21:42 +0000, g wrote:
> William Case wrote:
> > As I said, the double splash image doesn't prevent me from doing
> > anything, so I'll let it sit for a couple of days. If no one (including
> > me) comes up with a solution, I will file a bug against it.
> > I just had the objective of after the fresh install of F9, working on
> > cleaning up all the cruft, annoyances and problems I had accumulated and
> > thereby have a washed, dried and polished system.
> something you have yet to mention, do you still have commercial boot loader
> on sda, or did you 'fixmbr' and remove it?
It was Boot Magic. I was using it just because I was being stubborn. I
bought Partition Magic which included the Boot Magic program before I
started exploring Linux. "I paid for it; I am going to use it." I was
expecting the whole thing to out date itself any day soon, so its death
didn't surprise me.
I haven't 'fixmbr' -ed yet. But I did replace the mbr or at least part
of it with grub when I made my original mistake, if I did, in fact, make
an uncorrected mistake. This whole video mode question has thrown that
> something which has not been suggested to try;
> 'dd if=/dev/sda of=sda.hex bs=256 count=1'
> 'dd if=/dev/sdb of=sdb.hex bs=256 count=1'
That is a very good suggestion on checking for any lingering remnants of
either Boot Magic or a misplaced grub. None of the usual file finders
was showing me anything useful.
I am going to let it be for a couple of days and collect my thoughts.
And then, give it a last try on a quiet Sunday morning.
Fedora 9, Gnome 2.22.2
Evo.2.22.2, Emacs 22.2.1
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