[CentOS] Re: CentOS 4.5 system doesn't boot after installing
mkratz at internode.com.au
Tue Sep 25 00:38:12 UTC 2007
On 25/09/2007, at 6:41 AM, Scott Silva wrote:
> Alfred von Campe spake the following on 9/24/2007 1:59 PM:
>>> Today I decided to install all the latest updates (including the
>>> -06 kernel). The "yum update" seems to have run just fine (no
>>> errors), but when I rebooted the system it just sits there with
>>> the word "GRUB" in the upper left hand corner. I booted from the
>>> CentOS 4.5 install CD into rescue mode, did a "chroot /mnt/
>>> sysimage" and reinstalled grub and the latest kernel, but it
>>> still gets stuck in the same place. It's not that I can't boot
>>> the new kernel; I can't even get to the grub screen!
>> I'll answer my own question. In addition to re-installing grub, a
>> "grub-install /dev/sda" was required to get the system to boot. I
>> thought that reinstalling grub via yum/rpm would take care of it,
>> but apparently it didn't. Lesson learned, panic averted.
> That is what most of us probably thought you meant when you said
> you re-installed grub.
Out of interest, is this something that is always required when
i.e. should one always manually run "grub-install" /dev/XXX" after
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