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Intermittent hang in grub phase 2

Posted on 2006-06-10
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I didn't change a thing for 2 years but suddenly my SuSE 9.0 system
hung while booting in GRUB phase 2.
I rebooted several times, then left it alone for some time.
When I returned it was booting and after that every thing seemed normal.
From that time there were no problems, until recently.
Again it spent some hour in GRUB 2.
And again it's over.
Is something defgrading? IDE Controller? IDE disk? Memory?

;JOOP!
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by:sciuriware
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Typo: Is something degrading? IDE Controller? IDE disk? Memory?

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Quite probably! As the problem is phase 2 of the grub boot loading process, I'd say that the fault is most likely to be with the IDE drive or controller. If it was with the memory, then I'd expect a crash/core dump/kernel panic.

Back up everything and run hard drive manufacturers diagnostics to confirm state of the hard drive.
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What HD make are you using? Download a copy of the UBCD and it has everything you need to test your hardware. There is memtest86+ to test your RAM, and there are the HD manufacturer's utilities for testing the Disk, which is probably your problem. download the full cd which comes including a linux version with gui (insert), which is similar to damn small linux...

http://ultimatebootcd.com
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Not tried yet, but surely the answer!
I expect I can burn the ISO using NERO.

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Yes, nero works well. Thanks
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