Believe GRUB or your lying eyes?

Jerry Lapham rjlapham at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 00:33:30 UTC 2011


Does GRUB "Error 15: File not found." ever mean anything other than it can't 
find the file?

On my laptop with Kunbuntu 10.10, the GRUB menu.list shows

title		Ubuntu 10.10, kernel 2.6.35-24-generic on sda6
uuid		fe69ca55-d3a8-4b6d-bd2d-2cf858629e1b
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic root=UUID=fe69ca55-d3a8-4b6d-
bd2d-2cf858629e1b ro quiet splash 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
quiet

and

title		Ubuntu 10.10, kernel 2.6.32-27-generic on sda6
uuid		fe69ca55-d3a8-4b6d-bd2d-2cf858629e1b
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-27-generic root=UUID=fe69ca55-d3a8-4b6d-
bd2d-2cf858629e1b ro quiet splash 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-27-generic
quiet

When I select the first one I get "Error 15: File not found."

When I select the second, it boots.

I don't have any trouble find ing it:

jerry at laptop2:/boot$ ls -l
total 59108
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   528310 2009-09-09 08:56 abi-2.6.28-15-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   629853 2010-05-27 00:21 abi-2.6.31-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   651949 2010-12-01 19:48 abi-2.6.32-27-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   705861 2010-12-02 02:07 abi-2.6.35-24-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    96804 2009-09-09 08:56 config-2.6.28-15-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   111349 2010-05-27 00:21 config-2.6.31-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   116048 2010-12-01 19:48 config-2.6.32-27-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   128614 2010-12-02 02:07 config-2.6.35-24-generic
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root     4096 2011-01-09 20:57 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  7020671 2010-07-16 16:38 initrd.img-2.6.28-15-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  7232898 2010-07-16 16:24 initrd.img-2.6.31-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  9645859 2011-01-09 20:33 initrd.img-2.6.32-27-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10754688 2011-01-09 20:51 initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   165084 2010-09-24 13:14 memtest86+.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   167264 2010-09-24 13:14 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1450680 2009-09-09 08:56 System.map-2.6.28-15-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1668340 2010-05-27 00:21 System.map-2.6.31-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1690473 2010-12-01 19:48 System.map-2.6.32-27-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1831358 2010-12-02 02:07 System.map-2.6.35-24-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     1074 2009-09-09 08:58 vmcoreinfo-2.6.28-15-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     1196 2010-05-27 00:23 vmcoreinfo-2.6.31-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     1196 2010-12-01 19:50 vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-27-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     1192 2010-12-02 02:10 vmcoreinfo-2.6.35-24-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  3491312 2009-09-09 08:56 vmlinuz-2.6.28-15-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  3900960 2010-05-27 00:21 vmlinuz-2.6.31-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  4038016 2010-12-01 19:48 vmlinuz-2.6.32-27-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  4294032 2010-12-02 02:07 vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic

Why can't GRUB?

	-Jerry
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Jerry Lapham
Monroe, OH  45050
rjlapham at gmail.com
=============================================
"There's no mystery about why the U.S. Supreme Court threw the Ten 
Commandments out of the courthouse.  You can't engrave 'thou shalt not steal' 
or even 'thou shalt not commit adultery' and certainly not 'thou shalt not 
lie' on the walls inside a building full of lawyers, judges
and politicians without creating a hostile work environment." --Wesley Pruden



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