[lug] weird grub / x11 problem
David L. Anselmi
anselmi at anselmi.us
Tue Feb 1 18:15:37 MST 2011
Bear Giles wrote:
> 1) The grub screen shows the 2.6.31-17 kernel and mem test but is
> totally nonresponsive to the keyboard. There is no 2.6.31-17 kernel
> image still in the /boot partition. (It had been there but was nuked.
> See above.)
grub 1 or 2?
> 2) The /var/log/messages files shows that the grub loader is seeing the
> actual kernel images.
> 3) The system is running a 2.6.31-17 kernel even though there's none
> I can work backwards and realize that it partly works since nothing has
> been changed on the /boot partition after deleting old kernel images.
I don't think grub works that way, unless you force it to.
> But I have no idea why there's a disconnect between what grub is showing
> and what /var/log/messages is showing in terms of recognized kernel
> images, or why grub is ignoring my keyboard entirely.
Are you sure the config grub is using is the one in /boot? Are you sure the grub that's installed
is the one you think it is? Sounds to me like some different partitions are involved.
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