grub4dos usb pendrive does not boot
Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:26 AM
I made a bootable 1G pendrive with hirens and other utils long time ago. Everything works nicely since. Now I have a machine which cannot boot with this pendrive. I changed the timeout 1 to timeout 60 in grldr internal menu but I got no menu so the problem is somewhere before grldr displaying that internal menu. My harddrive in the machine have eight partition with 1 NTFS, 1 FAT32, 1 SWAP, 4 Linux. At boot time I can only see that grub looks for grldr file and I got several lines that tell there is no grub but at my RHEL5 partition grub stops. I do not think that RHEL5 uses grldr. I changed the hirens's grldr to grub4dos-chenall latest grldr file. Same problem. So my loading process is like this:
Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: 3
Try (hd0,1): FAT32: No GRLDR
Try (hd0,2): non-MS: skip
Try (hd0,3): Extended:
Try (hd0,4): EXT2: No grldr
Try (hd0,5): Extended:
Try (hd0,5): EXT2: No grldr
Try (hd0,6): Extended:
Try (hd0,6): EXT2: No grldr
Try (hd0,7): Extended:
Try (hd0,7): EXT2: <cursor blinks here>
Is there any idea why is it happen or might some idea how to debug the loading process to get a point where and why grub stops loading. Or probably how to disable this search process to grldr.
Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:57 AM
Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:19 PM
No use. You need to update the boot code(grldr.mbr) in your MBR track, with the latest version.
If still failed, you should switch to fbinst. Note that fbinst can load grldr. The combination of fbinst and grldr will gain more success.
Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:31 PM
Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:33 PM
As I said, if you disable the internal hard disk and it boots, it shows that grub4dos does not like something about your hard disk...
As a test, disable the internal HDD in the BIOS menu.
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