[Wolves] Ubuntu again

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 18:15:39 GMT 2004

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 17:46:38 +0000 (GMT), chris procter
<chris-procter at talk21.com> wrote:
> > Fired up the PC
> > again back to boot from master hard drive and the
> > Ubuntu CD taken out.
> >  The screen fills with the word 'GRUB' over and over
> > again.  It will
> > not boot into (sorry about this) Windows 2000.
> Did this machine have grub installed anyway (a dual
> boot machine perhaps)? is the "word grub filling the
> screen" the grub command prompt waiting for input?
> Basically could it be that the failing disk meant that
> it got as far as grub which then failed to find a
> valid operating system and so sat there waiting for
> you to tell it where to find one?
> Just a thought.
> chris

Nothing at all on this particular disk other than Win2k. It's one that
has never had Linux of any flavour on it and though old it's hardly
been used.  That's why it was being used for some highly critical
stuff.  Typical :-(

When it sat there with GRUB at the prompt I thought it was perhaps
waiting for input.  But this was the live CD so it shouldn't really. 
It was after I had removed the CD and tried to boot normally into the
2k OS that it just started to display
I'm sure you get the picture :-)  It actually did not stop as this was
continuously scrolling along at a rapid rate.  So, why on earth would
a supposedly live CD put - or attempt to put - grub onto the primary
hard drive?  It just shouldn't happen failing hard drive or not.  This
is very worrying.  I have checked that I picked up the live CD and not
the installable one too.  I did not enter any commands whatsoever.

Take care.
Kevan Farmer

34 Hill Street
Cheslyn Hay

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