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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:03 am    Post subject: The hell that is grub2 [Solved] Reply with quote

So I have been working on getting grub2 to boot for about 7 hours now. Guess what it still doesnt work. I tired to follow the gentoo wiki guide if we can call it that and it did boot the kernel once but I had forgotten the ext4 driver so I had to recompile. Kernel recompiled copeid over to boot, reran grub2-mkconfig and now it boots to a prompt that says "error: invalid magic number." I am out of patience and options at this point. This is worse than trying to install linux in 1999.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your system has a BIOS, just keep using grub-legacy, if it's got EFI, use rEFInd or elilo.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a pretty easy time of it following the quick start guide. Although I do have a pretty straightforward setup.

http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/GRUB2_Quick_Start
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the kernel image somehow got corrupt. make clean && make -j5 and copy the new image back over fixed it.
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