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I upgraded my kernel and genkernel, and I keep playing around with my grub.conf but all I get at startup is "GRUB _" (the "_" is blinking). Trying to repair ...
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    GRUB problems with new genkernel


    I upgraded my kernel and genkernel, and I keep playing around with my grub.conf but all I get at startup is "GRUB _" (the "_" is blinking). Trying to repair based on some forums, I've removed my real_root parameter, my init parameter, my initrd reference, and i've changed root=/dev/ram0 to root=/dev/hda2. I also tried removing everything from "vga=" on.
    Code:
    default=0
    timeout=0
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    title Vidalinux Gentoo (2.6.12-r6)
       root (hd0,0)
       kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 gentoo=nodevfs udev root=/dev/hda2 vga=0x317 video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr splash=silent
    I got rid of my grub.conf completely, to try to boot from the grub shell, but still all i get is "GRUB _". Why would that happen?

    Please help me, as I have been booting knoppix everyday for a few weeks now and I miss my gentoo dearly...

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    well with a genkernel kernel you do need the "real_root p init parameter, & initrd "
    so lets look elsewhare
    1. did you remember to moumt /boot if it is a seperate partition befor you ran genkernel?
    2. if so did you check in /boot
    Code:
    ls /boot/kernel* /boot/initrd*
    to see if the kernel and initrd were cp'd to /boot
    3. if they are there didi you check that there are no typo's in /boot/grub/grub.conf

    this sounds as if there is no kernel image for grub to boot.
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    i have a kernel image, but the version of genkernel didn't create an initrd, instead i have an initramfs.

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    how were you able to fix this?

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