grub error 18

Goh Lip g.lip at
Sun Oct 11 03:56:19 UTC 2009

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.

Goh Lip

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