[CoLoCo] Gutsy bug #8497 (and other dozens)

Jim Hutchinson jim at ubuntu-rocks.org
Wed Oct 31 03:08:48 GMT 2007


I don't have this problem. Is it random, related to what BIOS you have
or how it's set up? In my experience, the ctrl-d to escape the
maintenance shell bit happens when fstab is hosed. Maybe it's a fstab
issue.

Jim

On 10/30/07, TJ Heaney <tjheaney at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there a common error when it fails to boot?
>
> I know on my box, it allows me to do CTRL-D to bypass and it boots just
> fine...
>
>
> On 10/30/07, Collins Richey <crichey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Just a heads up, Numerous users with multiple diskdrives are
> > encountering this problem that results in a system that fails to boot,
> > and there is no fix in sight. The bug has been assigned to grub.
> >
> > ---
> >
> > http://lwn.net/Articles/12334/ has a good summary of the problem:  "x86
> > systems suffer from a disconnect between what BIOS believes is the boot
> > disk, and what Linux thinks BIOS thinks is the boot disk.  This
> > manifests itself in multi-disk systems - it's quite possible to install
> > a distribution, only to fail on reboot - the disk installed to is not
> > the disk BIOS is booting from.  Dell restricts our possible standard
> > factory installed Linux offerings to "disks on no more than one
> > controller" to avoid this problem, but mechanisms now exist to solve it
> > and allow such configurations."
> >
> > This bug is, as predicted, biting not just those doing a fresh install,
> > possibly for the first time, how off-putting!, but also those upgrading
> > from 7.04.
> >
> > ---
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> >      of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.
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