Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Cross-eyed due to GRUB

Regarding my userpic here, this stock photo supposedly was an impromptu shot at this young bride’s wedding, just after the ceremony but before the partying. An expression of how she was feeling. However, this is just Day One. Then come Days Two, Three, ... , One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-seven, ... :)

Well, I just crossed my own eyes because I let Gentoo upgrade GRUB, the bootloader, to the latest testing version, on Kristy’s computer. Booting to XP was fine, but the damn thing handed the Linux kernel a corrupted command line. So I started a download of the latest Gentoo Live DVD beta for x86 Linux, to use to re-install GRUB, but then I figured out a way in the broken GRUB to get the kernel a usable command line, and thus started up Gentoo with no problem. Then I re-installed the previous GRUB version, and I removed GRUB from the list of things for Gentoo to upgrade (which is how I kept things for a long time, until a few months ago).

Fortunately the last step eliminates Days Two, Three, and so on for at least a while. :)

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