[CentOS] Re: CentOS 4.5 system doesn't boot after installing latest updates

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Sep 24 21:11:11 UTC 2007

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.
> Alfred
That is what most of us probably thought you meant when you said you 
re-installed grub.


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