[CentOS] GRUB Timeout problem
William L. Maltby
CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Thu Dec 4 01:06:58 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 15:44 -0600, Mark Snyder wrote:
> I recently installed CentOS 5.1 on a DL71 ASI notebook.
> After my yum update the timeout parameter in /boot/grub/grub.conf file
> has no effect. It sits at the grub screen forever unless I press the
> enter key to select a kernel, at which point it will boot.
> Any help or suggestions to fix this would be much appreciated
> CentOS release 5.2 (Final)
> Kernel 2.6.18-92.1.18.el5 on an i686
> # 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/hda3
> # initrd /initrd-version.img
Your conf looks like mine, mostly, except for the
"splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz". I did a quick "info grub" and
paged through (_very_ quickly - you might want to double check) and
there was no entry for splashimage that I spotted. Maybe that's an old
parameter? Or?? Maybe someone more knowledgeable will know. Try removing
that and see if it makes a difference.
> title CentOS (2.6.18-92.1.18.el5)
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.1.18.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
> initrd /initrd-2.6.18-92.1.18.el5.img
> title CentOS (2.6.18-53.el5)
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-53.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
> initrd /initrd-2.6.18-53.el5.img
> "grub.conf" 21L, 725C
Another possibility is a bug, I guess. Try upgrading to 5.2 (yum update
after ensuring your repos are good).
> Mark Snyder
> <snip sig stuff>
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