Re: GRUB trouble

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David Krings wrote:

I have the Asus M2n32-SLI Deluxe board with 2x SATA as RAID1 on the FakeRAID nVidia SATA controller. F7_64 installed fine and booted fine, but then I decided to add updates and a good load of applications to the system. After that the boot hangs at the grub> prompt and that is basically the point where I need some help.

Other information in bullet points:
- GRUB installed on MBR of FakeRAID
- worked fine several times
- dual boot with XP64
- have a Promise IDE controller with 2 PATA drives present
- the F7 install is on the second parition of the mirror raid

I did try install and setup at the grub prompt, but I have no idea how the INSTALL_DEVICE is called as it is to be the FakeRAID, which was named nvidia_andthensomething. I can boot from the install DVD and get the live system, but when I opt to repair the existing installation I am always told that GRUB will not be reinstalled, because I did not install any new kernel modules. THAT is the biggest disappointment. I can live for now with the annoyance to potentially have to fix GRUB after installing updates/apps, but I don't even get really a chance....or better to say, I don't know how.

Any help is appreciated.


I found this via google for Gentoo. I am not sure if it will work but fits your description of cryptic entries.
Search paremeters:

grub> device (hd0,0) /dev/mapper/nvidia_abiccada1
grub> device (hd0) /dev/mapper/nvidia_abiccada
grub> root (hd0,0)
Filesystem is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
grub> setup (hd0)
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0)"... 16 sectors are embedded.
Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+16 p (hd0,0)/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/menu.lst"...succeeded
grub> quit

Good luck.

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