[xubuntu-users] Grub breaks after kernel 3.5.0-23

mikeossur mikeossur at altoonawa.org
Sun Feb 24 21:27:08 UTC 2013

I solved my problem, more or less.  The MBR is basically the problem.  I 
have a fairly large raid array (1.5 tb drives) and I should have 
partitioned the drives differently instead of just doing it the easy way.

The fix is to use the --force option when using grub-install.  # 
grub-install --force /dev/sda

I still cannot use the latest kernel .25 but at this point I will stop 
upgrading the kernel and I will do a complete re-install instead in the 
late future.  It is just my home computer so its not the end of the 
world by any means.

Also, sorry about the double email I did earlier.  I hope it was not too 
annoying to anyone.

Thanks for every ones help on this too.

On 13-02-23 03:24 PM, mikeossur at altoonawa.org wrote:
> Good question.  I am using a Asus server board and a RAID card.  I did 
> not notice any setting for EFI.  I would think that would be managed 
> in the RAID card?
> It could be a lack of space in my MBR that is causing this issue. That 
> is probably why I need to create a new partition for the BIOS.
> I think I will just boot from the supper-grub ISO for now - until I 
> get off my lazy.... seeing how this is just my home computer.  I just 
> hope this does not start cropping up on my Debian servers at work.  I 
> will come completely unglued if I have to deal with it at work!
> Mike
> On 02/23/2013 03:16 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> On Sat, 2013-02-23 at 13:43 -0800, mikeossur at altoonawa.org wrote:
>>> GPT partition label
>> I don't have knowledge about (U)EFI's "Secure Boot". I suspect hat
>> "Secure Boot" doesn't allow to change a kernel without taking care about
>> something. There seems to be some GPT/MBR compatibility, but I neither
>> want to use (U)EFI, nor do I have a computer with this thingy. I'm still
>> using a BIOS. Can't you disable (U)EFI?

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