Grub / Boot Problem

nospam@wayob.org nospam at wayob.org
Fri May 14 15:12:01 CDT 2004


Greetings List,

I am having difficulties getting my PowerEdge 2400 to boot under a brand
new RedHat ES 3.0 install.  The system is hanging before booting (after
POST) with just the word GRUB and a blinking curser.

I have been able to boot into rescue mode and have tried grub-install
/dev/sda and grub-install --recheck /dev/sda with no luck.  Here is some
additional info:

fdisk -l /dev/sda:

Disk /dev/sda: 9173 MB, 9173114880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1115 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *         1        13    104391   83  Linux


cat /etc/grub/grub.conf:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sdg3
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (2.4.21-9.ELsmp)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.21-9.ELsmp ro root=LABEL=/
        initrd /initrd-2.4.21-9.ELsmp.img
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES-up (2.4.21-9.EL)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.21-9.EL ro root=LABEL=/
        initrd /initrd-2.4.21-9.EL.img


df -h:

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdg3            1012M  198M  763M  21% /
/dev/sde1              15G   33M   14G   1% /app/oracle
/dev/sda1              99M   15M   79M  16% /boot
none                 1012M  198M  763M  21% /dev/shm
/dev/sdh1             2.0G   33M  1.9G   2% /home
/dev/sdg1             2.0G   33M  1.9G   2% /opt
/dev/sdf2            1012M   33M  928M   4% /tmp
/dev/sdd1              17G   33M   16G   1% /u01
/dev/sdc1              17G   33M   16G   1% /u02
/dev/sdf1             2.9G  1.5G  1.3G  53% /usr
/dev/sdh2            1012M   63M  898M   7% /var
/dev/sdg2            1012M   33M  928M   4% /var/log


If anyone has any suggestions for things I might try to fix this, I would
be most appreciative.

Thanks,

Grant




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