Grub bootloader failed

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Grub bootloader failed

Post#1 by maspai » 04 Jul 2012, 03:38

I installed Porteus on netbook. I don't like default bootloader menu (KDE, LXDE, copy to RAM, always fresh, etc), so I installed grub with grub-install and then edited the menu.lst. After rebooted, grub started good at first but then displayed this:

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^ copying content of /mnt/sda8/porteus/rootcopy directory
^ changing root directory
live system is ready now - starting Porteus
Usage: init 0123456SsQqAaBbCcUu
and then freezed.
Last line is weird, usually it's like "Boot init 2.8". I checked menu.lst to see if I did mistake editing kernel and initrd parameter. But the path was right.
Next, I booted my Mint which has been installed already before - after I uncommented it from the menu.lst, rebooted, booted Mint and in terminal I installed grub2 and also update-grub successfully. But after I rebooted and chose Porteus, same thing appeared.
Any help appreciated, because I like Porteus speed and Trinity desktop which is even faster than Xfce distro I tried before.

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Re: Grub bootloader failed

Post#2 by Ahau » 04 Jul 2012, 06:41

Welcome, maspai!

What version of Porteus did you install? Did you try it with extlinux or lilo first, and did everything work OK? I'm guessing this has something to do with your menu.lst, please post it so we can see how you have configured it.

Please take a look at our online documentation, here. Suggestions are welcome!

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Re: Grub bootloader failed

Post#3 by brokenman » 04 Jul 2012, 13:10

After this fail are you left with the option to debug? Can you ctrl +c or get out in any way. Looks like your kernel and initrd were found ok and the problem occurs during the boot script. If you are given a debugging terminal please show what mounted and if the filesystem looks normal.
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