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bug #19343: Grub works out of the CD but load Linux only from command shell not from menu.lst

Submitted by:  Philippe Leledy <phleledy>
Submitted on:  Mon 19 Mar 2007 03:48:35 PM UTC  
Category:  Booting Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  0.97
Release:  None Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Sat 15 Dec 2007 09:45:43 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks for pointing it out.

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Project Administrator
Mon 19 Mar 2007 04:33:21 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Problem 2 is solved, user error:

Just have to remove savedefault from the entry in the menu.lst.

Soory, but perhaps this "not a bug" will help some one.

Philippe Leledy <phleledy>
Mon 19 Mar 2007 03:48:35 PM UTC, original submission:  

What is my aim:

Booting from USB stick.

Problem 1: works fine until you have 2048-byte hdwr sectors, that seemingly grub can't stand ( partitions are recognized but filesystems are "type unknown" thought they are VFAT and Ext2 and linux kernel is happy with them).

Workaround: Have a CD-ROM with only Grub, Linux kernel, initrd and menu.lst on it. Every else will be on the USB stick which can be read by Linux kernel. The CD-ROM was built exactly as told by Grub manual.

Problem 2: selecting a line from the menu gets "Error 15: File not found"

Workaround: enter the grub shell and type exactly the same lines ( root, kernel, initrd) as in menu.lst, and all works fine --- except the kernel line is very long and it is very inconvenient to type it at each boot.

Perhaps related problem:

Under grub shell, find /boot/grub/menu.lst fails but testload /boot/grub/menu.lst works fine ( the same occurs for vmlinuz and initrd.gz), other commands also work fine like blocklist, kernel ..., only find fails !

Grub is from Slax which inherited it from Slackware.

Reproduced exactly te same in 3 different environment ( Dell Inspiron 6400, VMware + iso, VMware + actual CD)

Bests regards.

Philippe Leledy <phleledy>


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file #12212:  grubBug1.png added by phleledy (5KiB - image/png)


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