Comment 27 for bug 396564

jim_charlton (charltn) wrote :

I took the plunge and compiled grub-1.97~beta4, following the intstructions in the INSTALL file (run ./; run ./configure; make; make install). The make install gave me an error. But it was something about installing man pages and updatedb followed by `locate bin/grub` showed me that new executables for grub had been moved to /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin. Using `which <program-name> ` shows me that the grub executables in /usr/local will execute in preference to the old grub files at /usr/bin and /usr/sbin. So I ran update-grub, which in turns runs the new grub-mkconfig. I then did a `grub-install /dev/sda` and `grub-install /dev/sdb` (sda and sdb are the two disks in my raid array and I want to be able to boot from either disk). Then I rebooted. I now don't see the "biosdisk read error message". It says Grub Loading and then a line under it in reverse font saying Welcome to Grub. Then a message flashes on the screen so fast I cannot read it.... followed by the grub menu selections from which I get the default boot to my system. YMMV but this has made for a faster boot on my machine.