Why does my grub automatically go into "Rescue mode"?

Asked by Hans L on 2009-10-12

When I boot, on of the first things I see after post is:

Loading GRUB
Welcome to GRUB!
Entering Rescue mode...

At this point my hard drive thrashes for 10-15 seconds, and eventually a normal looking grub menu displays, where I can boot into Ubuntu without any problem.

Can someone tell me why grub is doing this?

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Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said :
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Could you post a copy of your menu.lst from /boot/grub/

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Hans L (thehans) said :
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There is no menu.lst file in /boot/grub/

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Hans L (thehans) said :
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I'm running Karmic by the way.

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Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said :
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Ah... then it is grub.cfg then - please post the contents of that.

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Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said :
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Never mind... that appears to be wrong too. I will have to boot up my Karmic VM to see what may be the cause.

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Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said :
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You may want to take a look at /etc/default/grub

If the entries look good try running the following command:

update-grub

see if that helps.

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