[Novalug] Re: Installing Nvidia drivers DID NOT go well (Computer boots to grub)
bidwell at dead-city.org
Sat Jan 12 18:24:54 EST 2008
Jay Hart wrote:
> The problem seems to be that (and this is my best guess) the ^EH#$HE* driver
> install for nvidia must also install a new kernel.
> Can someone confirm that for me?
> Once I booted with a rescue disk and mounted the /boot filesystem, my
> (current)menu.lst file contains four lines, none of which point to a kernel.
> My original menu.lst file had been renamed to menu.lst.old, dated today.
> So I saved a copy of the current menu.lst file, copied the old file as
> menu.lst, and can new boot, but none of the (non-failsafe) kernels (and their
> are two of them) boot.
> Basically, I highly irritated by this. It defies logic.
> If I want to get screwed over by a driver install, I'll stick with Windows,
> thank you very much.
>> Ok, think my problem is with grub, or the MBR.
>> From the grub prompt, I issue the following commands:
>>> find /boot/grub/stage1
>> returns: (hd0,0)
>>> find /boot/grub/stage2
>> returns: (hd0,0)
>>> setup (hd0,0)
>> returns the following:
>> Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
>> Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
>> Checking if "/boot/grub/ufs2_stage1_5" exists... yes
>> Running "embed /boot/grub/efs2_stage1_5 (hd0)"... failed (this is not fatal)
>> Running "embed /boot/grub/efs2_stage1_5 (hd0,1,a)"... failed (this is not
>> Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0,0) /boot/grub/stage2 p
>> /boot/grub/menu.lst "... succeeded
>> Looks like I've got the grub entries fixed, so I reboot and...
>> I'm back at the grub prompt. Repeated attempts to go through same procedure
>> results in repeated cycle of this problem.
Jay, I've never known the Nvidia or ATI drivers that came from
the manufacturer to install a new kernel. They do try and compile
and install a new module, but they shouldn't touch grub. This
is a new one to me.
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