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Thread: Boot problems with update to 11.2 Milestone 5

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    Default Boot problems with update to 11.2 Milestone 5

    The boot loader updates from M4 to M5 but does this by adding a new line.
    The old M4 remains as default so when re-booting using default, the boot
    hangs with a "black screen of death". The fix is to reboot to M5 and change
    the default setting, though my first attempt at this on this machine also
    hung - perhaps I made a mistake as 2nd attempt was OK and 1st try on another
    machine was OK.

    The "Failsafe" line still refers to M4. I haven't checked whether this
    works.

    --
    Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy
    "I wear the cheese. It does not wear me."

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    Default Re: Boot problems with update to 11.2 Milestone 5

    Put in /boot/grub/menu.lst:

    Code:
    # savedefault=false
    # lockdefault=true
    default=0

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    Default Re: Boot problems with update to 11.2 Milestone 5

    ulenrich wrote:

    >
    > Put in /boot/grub/menu.lst:
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > # savedefault=false
    > # lockdefault=true
    > default=0
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    >


    Thanks but - and please pardon my ignorance - why should this help? As far
    as I can see, some comments are added and "default 0" is changed to
    "default=0".

    By the way, I've now tried "failsafe" and it fails.

    It seems odd how, after sometimes only one failure, there'll be a successful
    boot and no subsequent trouble - fingers crossed - yet on another system it
    will fail forever.

    Next trick is to install M5 from scratch (as soon as it comes out) and see
    how that fares.

    --
    Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy
    "I wear the cheese. It does not wear me."

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