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Author: Lorenz
To: bill
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] New to Devuan - install problem

Il giorno mar 18 apr 2023 alle ore 17:28 Bill Purvis <bill@???> ha

> ... When it rebooted it just comes up wit a grub prompt.
> It's been many years since I had to use grub in this way. Should it not
> simply boot up the
> installed system?

It should be a Grub menu that allow to choose between different OS or
kernel (if you have more than one installed), and it
should automatically boot the default option after a few seconds timeout.
Assuming with 'grub prompt' you mean the command line provided by Grub,
yes, something went wrong.
Do you choose a GPT or MBR layout? installing grub for GPT in MBR or vice
versa may cause this; there is also a bad bug that
is hitting stable systems (at least in Debian) this way, but you should
read a 'symbol error' or something before the prompt

Anyway, since you get the prompt, I suggest to try to boot from there and
then reinstall Grub.


>ls (should give a list of disks, like hd0 hd1 and partition, like


try to find out which partition is the devuan root, for example

>ls (hd0,msdos1)/      (try each partition untill you get a list of root


then do (assuming hd0,msdos1 is your root)

>set root=(hd0,msdos1)
>linux /boot/vmlinuz-[ full name of the image,use TAB for autocompletion ]

>initrd /boot/initrd.img-[use TAB, same version as the vmlinuz]

I can't give you exact comands since I don't know your disks layout and
names of installed kernels


> Many thanks for any advice offered..
> Bill
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