GRUB freezes after restart, initiated from Linux

Bug #326154 reported by eDaniel on 2009-02-06
This bug affects 2 people
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grub (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I restart my PC (software restart) from within Linux (I have Kubuntu and OpenSUSE installed) next time my computer freezes at the point where GRUB should be loading. If I restart it again (using the button, because the computer is not responding at all) everything is fine. If the restart is initiated from within Windows (I have both XP and Vista) I have no problems at all.

Summary: After restart initiated from Linux, the computer freezes without any messages. If I restart the PC again, GRUB starts as expected.

- The problem occurrs since I installed my first Linux - Kubuntu (I installed OpenSUSE later)
- I'm able to reproduce this even after booting from LiveCD

I tried many different suggestions but unfortunately without avail.

Let me know what information/logs you need.

HDD order is unchanged in BIOS.

OS: Kubuntu Interpid 8.10
HDD configuration:
- hdd1 (160GB SATA Hitachi) - Windows Vista (ntfs)
- hdd2 (320GB SATA Hitachi) - Windows XP (ntfs), Kubuntu 8.10 (ext3), swap, OpenSUSE 11.1 (ext3)
GRUB is installed in MBR

eDaniel (hondafen) on 2009-02-08
description: updated
eDaniel (hondafen) wrote :

GRUB Editor screenshot
- GRUB device is shown as hd1

GRUB menu.lst
- GRUB devices seems to be hd0

description: updated
eDaniel (hondafen) wrote :
eDaniel (hondafen) wrote :

Unsuccessful login - the computer is totally frozen

eDaniel (hondafen) wrote :

Successful boot*
* mistake in my previous description ('login' instead of 'boot')

eDaniel (hondafen) wrote :

Let me know if you need more information (logs, photos, video or something else). I will gladly assist if I can.

eDaniel (hondafen) wrote :

Any ideas? Suggestions?

tonikasius (tonikasius) wrote :

I am also suffering this bug.

# uname -a
Linux io 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:27:30 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

# grub-install -v
grub-install (GNU GRUB 1.98-1ubuntu6)

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