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Boot issue "No grldr"
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snowy


Joined: 16 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 03:01    Post_subject:  Boot issue "No grldr"  

I have been using Puppy on and off for years. I do a full install of Lucid to HD and use Grub4DOS for the menu with menu.lst on /dev/sda1, the XP partition.

I just installed a second instance of Puppy from a USB stick on an HD that also has XP and Mint. I ran Grub4DOS as usual but on attempting to reboot got
Code:
Try hd0,0): NTFS5 No gldr
Try hd0,1): ExtendedP
Try hd0,1): Ext2 No grldr
Try hd0,2): Ext No grldr

and so on through all partitions, finishing with
Code:
Cannot find grldr in all drives


I was still able to boot with USB or CD.
I ran Fixmbr from the XP installation CD and was able to boot XP.
I ran Lucid from the USB stick and attempted to install Grub4DOS again but got the same result as the first time. I ran fixmbr again and got my XP installation back again.

This is what the Grub4DOS log looks like
Quote:
/usr/sbin/grub4dosconfig
version 1.7.2
Sat Apr 20 07:37:25 BST 2013
BINSTALLER=bootlace.com
sda(MBR)_160.0GB_ATA_ST9160821AS_
fd0_(FLOPPY_DISK)
sdb_1.9GB_TDK__
PCPARTS:
/dev/sda1|ntfs|57011168
/dev/sda3|ext2|53810176
/dev/sda4|ext2|8911872
/dev/sda5|ext4|9228288
/dev/sda6|ext2|15135744

LPART:/dev/sda1|ntfs|57011168

sda3/boot/vmlinuz|Lucid_528
sda4/boot/vmlinuz|Lucid_528
sda5/initrd.img,/vmlinuz|Linux_Mint_13_Maya
sda1/ntldr|Microsoft_Windows_XP_Home_Edition
sda1/ntldr|Microsoft_Windows_XP_Home_Edition

Wrigting... /mnt/sda1/menu.lst
/dev/sda Bootalbe: yes, yes
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 2.626e-05 s, 19.5 MB/s
Installing bootloader on /dev/sda ...

Disk geometry calculated according to the partition table:

Sectors per track = 63, Number of heads = 255

Success.

1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 2.4095e-05 s, 21.2 MB/s
Installing grldr ...
`/usr/lib/grub4dos/grldr' -> `/mnt/sda1/grldr'


menu.lst is installing on /dev/sda1/ and looks like this
Quote:
# menu.lst produced by grub4dosconfig-v1.7.2
color white/blue black/cyan white/black cyan/black
timeout 10
default 0

# Full installed Linux

title Lucid 528 (sda3/boot)
uuid 15fc6ac3-d344-4e4b-8353-541710fb3a5e
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3 ro

title Lucid 528 (sda4/boot)
uuid 0938e2fc-d251-4bd2-a958-98bd34d174d0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda4 ro

title Linux Mint 13 Maya (sda5)
uuid 119e4312-457d-4a07-abee-a888079e8bef
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda5 ro
initrd /initrd.img

# Windows
# this entry searches Windows on the HDD and boot it up
title Windows\nBoot up Windows if installed
errorcheck off
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /bootmgr
chainloader /bootmgr
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /ntldr
chainloader /ntldr
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /io.sys
chainloader /io.sys
errorcheck on

# Boot from Partition Boot Sector

title Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (sda1:PBS)
uuid CA50D40350D3F3E3
chainloader +1

# additionals

title Find Grub2\nBoot up grub2 if installed
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /boot/grub/core.img
kernel /boot/grub/core.img

title Grub4Dos commandline\n(for experts only)
commandline

title Reboot computer
reboot

title Halt computer
halt

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Karl Godt


Joined: 20 Jun 2010
Posts: 3972
Location: Kiel,Germany

PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 03:43    Post_subject:  

There's grub4dos here :
Grub4DosConfig 1.8.0

I don't think that grub4dos itself changes much, but it seems that the grub4dosconfig script may have failed to copy the "stage2 in legacy grub" named glrdr file, which then reads the menu.lst .
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snowy


Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 68

PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 04:16    Post_subject:  

Thanks, Karl. I tried installing the latest Grub4DOS from the PET but it didn't help.

I should add that I have also tried installing GRUB to the Puppy partition but that also failed.
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snowy


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PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 04:30    Post_subject:  

I haven't resolved the Grub4DOS issue, but I have installed GRUB on the MBR and that has worked.
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Karl Godt


Joined: 20 Jun 2010
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Location: Kiel,Germany

PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 05:10    Post_subject:    

snowy wrote:
I haven't resolved the Grub4DOS issue, but I have installed GRUB on the MBR and that has worked.

Grub fan here too ( always to the mbr too) .
Used grub4dosconfig several times and i cannot remember that it had failed to install
and it is quite useable to automatically write huge menu.lst for many frugal installs ,
but somehow i don't like that confusing naming of the glrdr file and that it is on top and not in a /boot folder .
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snowy


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PostPosted: Mon 22 Apr 2013, 04:56    Post_subject:  

Karl Godt wrote:
snowy wrote:
I haven't resolved the Grub4DOS issue, but I have installed GRUB on the MBR and that has worked.

Grub fan here too ( always to the mbr too) .
Used grub4dosconfig several times and i cannot remember that it had failed to install
and it is quite useable to automatically write huge menu.lst for many frugal installs ,
but somehow i don't like that confusing naming of the glrdr file and that it is on top and not in a /boot folder .

This is the first time it's failed for me, too. The odd thing is that there is a file called grldr on sda1 and it updates every time I attempt to reinstall.

Anyway, the grub solution works. It's just puzzling
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