[CentOS] grub problems

Gilbert Sebenste sebenste at weather.admin.niu.edu
Wed Oct 28 19:52:27 UTC 2009

On Wed, 28 Oct 2009, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> This is irritating: I've got a server I just upgraded to 5.4, then
> rebooted, only to discover that it just *sits* there at the grub boot
> menu. I looked at grub.conf, and uncommented hiddenmenu (which should have
> been done long ago).
> It *still* sits there when I reboot. Any clues, folks?
>         mark
> grub.conf:
> #boot=/dev/sda
> default=0
> timeout=5
> splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> hiddenmenu
> title CentOS (2.6.18-164.2.1.el5)
>        root (hd0,0)
>        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-164.2.1.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
>        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-164.2.1.el5.img
> title CentOS (2.6.18-164.el5)
>        root (hd0,0)
>        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-164.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
>        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-164.el5.img
> <snip>

Try labelling root as the actual drive, not using the LABEL as above.
In other words, something like this:

root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet

Otherwise, your grub.conf is exactly like mine, and it works without issue 

Gilbert Sebenste                                                     ********
(My opinions only!)                                                  ******

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