[TriLUG] reboot - go to grub menu, or restart kernel?
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Fri Sep 9 20:41:47 EDT 2011
I think it's b/c of the LUKS encrypted disk, my Fedora 15 box does the same thing. If I remember correctly grub does not support LUKS encrypted disks well. Grub2 is supposed to have support for this.
On Sep 9, 2011, at 8:29 PM, Alan Porter wrote:
> I have a laptop running Linux Mint Debian Edition (basically Debian "testing" with some special green sauce added).
> I have noticed that when I run "sudo reboot" at a command prompt, it goes through all of the shutting down motions, and then instead of flashing the BIOS screen for a second and going to the GRUB menu, it starts booting the same kernel that was running before.
> Specifically, after the final "shutting down" message, it does not go to the BIOS screen. Instead, it does not even clear the screen. The cursor goes back to the top, and it prints "loading..." (overlaid on top of the existing text) as it loads the kernel and initramfs. Then I get a prompt for my LUKS-encrypted hard disk.
> Has there been some change recently where "reboot" does not let you select your kernel any more? Does it just restart the existing kernel?
> Actually, thinking about it more... the word "loading..." is shown while it loads the kernel and initramfs, so maybe it is running GRUB is some sort of very quick auto-selection kind of way.
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