Re: resize causes a boot to grub prompt

From: Beemer Biker (
Date: 08/26/04

Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 14:56:58 -0500

"P Gentry" <> wrote in message
> "Beemer Biker" <> wrote in message

Thanks for the references below, I usually get as far as "man xxxx" and
anything beyond that and not found by google is an incantation AFAICT.

It appears my problems it that the disk I am duping the image on is a SCSI
and the system on the "acronis backup image" was built before the SCSI
controller was added. I edited /etc/modules.conf and added "alias
scsi_hostadapter aic7xxx" but it seems there is more to it then that. I see
the aix7 drivers in lib/modules... but it still fails to boot. I did go to
the acronis forum and posted much this same question and got no response
yet. I tried the latest version of true image (8.0) and saw a warning that
what I was about to do would require that I have a linux boot diskette
ready. It gave (acronis true image 8) instructions on working with lilo,
but not with grub. In any event I suspect the problem is the scsi
controller being used to boot a linux image that was built with no
controller present.

> Have a look at the grub info pages for documentation -- it's pretty
> complete, but sometimes concise and subtle ;-)
> grub> appears when grub cannot locate/load grub.conf (likely in
> /boot/grub/grub.conf)
> Not sure how grub treats your "disk device" -- hd0? fd0?
> Try:
> grub> cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
> If you get errors whenever trying to access the fs this way, it means
> stage1_5 file is not being located and you will have to use grub
> notation to point to partitions -- eg., /boot would be called
> hd0,1(first hard disk, second partition) and command would be:
> grub> cat (hd0,1)/grub/grub.conf
> See especially:
> for help in "manually" booting from the prompt and here for list of
> commands:
> hth,
> prg
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