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Re: single-user boot

From: Neal H Walfield
Subject: Re: single-user boot
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 11:29:00 -0500
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On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 09:05:34AM -0600, Jonathan Bartlett wrote:
> I think he's refering to the way the GRUB boot disk is originally set
> up.  First, it doesn't find your installation, then it gives you five
> options to boot from, in which case you hit "c" or something to give you
> the command prompt.  My guess is that he's got something bootable where
> the GRUB disk is expecting it, and its trying to boot it instead of
> showing him the option screen.  Unfortunately, I don't know enough about
> GRUB to help you out...

I see.
> On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Neal H Walfield wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 06:29:34AM -0500, Alan P. Laudicina wrote:
> > > 
> > > Hey,
> > > 
> > > Am I the only one that isn't getting the "five options" when booting
> > > grub-0.5.95.image?  It automatically tries to boot sd0s1 (which isn't
> > > even there)!  Thus, I have to give it a new partition, making it
> > > impossible to login single-user.  What am I missing here?  I can't
> > > bring up the grub> prompt!

Try hitting `c' at the menu, this brings up a cli.  Use ``find
/boot/gnumach.gz'' to determine the partition that contains the hurd


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