On 10/4/05, Art Alexion <art.alexion@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Kernel updates execute the update-grub process. The /boot/grub/menu.lst
> file works with single (#) and double (##) comments. when booting grub
> ignores text following both single and double comments, but update-grub
> only ignores double comments. It updates your grub menu to reflect
> kernel updates using the lines following single comments.
> If you added or removed drives or partitions, your /boot directory which
> used to reside on /dev/hda2, may now reside elsewhere, but the single
> commented defaults in menu.lst still point to /dev/hda2.
> I suggest you have a look and if this is your problem, make the changes
> to the defaults manually, and then run update-grub.
Thanks for the suggestion! But I haven't changed any hardware.
I have both the working and nonworking kernels installed, too, so
update-grub hasn't been involved. It's as simple as: if I pick
2.6.10-5-686-smp from the boot menu it boots fine, but if I pick
2.6.12-6-686-smp from the boot menu it fails.
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