grub error 18
Chan Chung Hang Christopher
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Sun Oct 11 10:33:40 BST 2009
Goh Lip wrote:
> Goh Lip wrote:
>> Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
>>> To conclude, it appears that I will have just reinstall and put /boot in
>>> its own partition. I don't know what the Linux kernel does but after it
>>> loads up once, all subsequent warm reboots will not suffer from the
>>> problem. Once you shutdown the machine, that is it. grub 1.5 error 18.
>>> So I take it all back about something reinstalling grub at shutdown time.
>> At grub, did find /boot/grub/stage1 return any entries?
>> Would also help if you print out
>> parted -l
>> fdisk -lu
>> menu.lst (and/or) grub.cfg
>> Off hand, if warm reboots are okay and shutdowns are not, it may not be
>> a grub problem. May be a bios or power hardware problem.
> BTW, in case you forgot, I did say on 22nd Sept....
> > Reinstall jaunty, create a /boot partition not more than 150 Mb in
> the *first* partition and install boot there.
That would have been the first thing I did if grub had immediately given
me a problem after initial installation. Unfortunately for me, the Linux
kernel somehow got things sane so you cannot tell from warm reboots. So
yeah, most probably the BIOS is buggy. /me wonders if you can shrink to
the end of the partition and not the beginning.
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