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/ect/grub/message.Elyssa.file not found

Postby JohnS on Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:51 pm

anyone know what this is?
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Re: /ect/grub/message.Elyssa.file not found

Postby JohnS on Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:44 pm

im not sure but whatever this error message is it is stopping toomy boy and elyssa not to start in the user or root account anyone know how to stop this?
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Re: /ect/grub/message.Elyssa.file not found

Postby JohnS on Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:14 pm

omg im tearing my eye balls out ...now it wont keep firefox open for about a min or two it jus shuts off no warning no error msg nothing
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Re: /ect/grub/message.Elyssa.file not found

Postby JohnS on Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:47 pm

someone please help!!!!!!!!!
hardly any pakages work im having all kinds of problems this is my first experince with linux and so far i dont see any advantages ..ms was easier..please someone tell me what im doin wrong so i no longer have to make the stament of ms bieng easier
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Re: /ect/grub/message.Elyssa.file not found

Postby kansasnoob on Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:35 pm

I wish I could help, but I'm simply clueless :?

/etc/grub/message................. indicates something about boot, but you seem to be able to boot.

I simply don't understand.

Could you provide more detailed info?
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Re: /ect/grub/message.Elyssa.file not found

Postby herman on Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:12 pm

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# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-legacy-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default         0

[color=#FF0000][b]gfxmenu=/etc/grub/message.elyssa[/b][/color]

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout         10

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret
The /etc/grub/message.elyssa or the /etc/grub/message.mint are the image files that give you the pretty picture in the background of your GRUB Menu in Mint.
Probably if that file can't be found it will stop the boot loader from completing it's list of commands and booting your system.

You should first try booting your live CD and opening Gnome Partition Editor, right-click on your Mint partition and click 'check'.
Then click 'Apply', and then 'Apply' once again to confirm, and wait a few minutes (depending on the size of your partition), for the file system check to be completed. That might solve your problem and will at least do some good for your file system.

If that doesn't work, you may need to boot from GRUB's Command Line Interface instead of from your GRUB Main Menu, (as that relies on your menu.lst file which contains the problematic command).
Otherwise, you could mount your Mint file system in the Live CD and open your /media/disc/boot/grub/menu.lst file and comment out the line which is causing the problem for the time being until you find out why your gfxboot image file is missing.

By the way, another thing I should mention is, it's /etc/grub/, and not /ect/grub, if you have manually edited your /boot/grub/menu.lst file and made a mistake like that then that could be what your problem is right there!

Regards, Herman :)

EDIT: I just ran an experiment to test this by temporarily renaming my /etc/grub/message.elyssa file and removing the original copy. When I rebooted I was shown the same error message, but then I was given a colored GRUB Menu and Mint booted up okay. My system seems to be behaving itself and working normally. I am now wondering if the original poster's problem is the real problem or only a symptom of some deeper underlying problem? Maybe a file system check will fix it.
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Re: /ect/grub/message.Elyssa.file not found

Postby JohnS on Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:09 am

thanks herman that was really helpfull but i was a first day with linux and exploded when everything in the user guide jus diddnt work the way i wanted it to exactly when i wanted it to so i appologive for the inconvience

someone tell me if im in the wrong forum

i have a 200gig maxtor IDE ata ultra
was origanly used as a slave formatted with windows XP Sp2
after many failed boots and problems with ms...fu...
i changed it to fedora8 i got from my local library...brand new
installed it on the primary hd 40gig something sea gate IDE
and i got fedora runnning for awhile but seemed like i had same type of problems with diff types of media players and internet browseres of all diff types
installed mint5 Elyssa had lots of problems agian ( been posting them here )
now i have used killdisk and wiped the disk clean

now i need to know whats next....
should i do an insall use all the space or...
partition
/
/home
/home/root
/home/user

i will wait to do whatever someone tells me too step bye step
or do u guys have a how-to on this subject ( I looked but didnt see one outside the realm of "user guide")
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Re: /ect/grub/message.Elyssa.file not found

Postby herman on Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:57 pm

should i do an insall use all the space or...

Yes, I always recommend just installing in two partitions, that's how I do it myself all the time. We only need one partition for a / (root) file system and a very small one for a swap area. A swap area is like a page file, but in it's own partition. A suggested size for a swap area would be about twice the size of your RAM in case you decide to 'hibernate' your computer rather than shut it down when not in use.
The advantage of having one single / partition for all of your directories is that directories can expand and contract freely as needed, whereas partitions can not be resized easily or quickly.The practice of dividing Linux operating systems into one partition for each directory probably dates back to the old days before the ext2 file system was invented. The minix file system would only support partition (volume) size of 1 GB for v1 and v2, and up to 4 GB for v3. That what the ext (short for 'extended') file systems were invented for. If you're running a server it might still be useful to make separate partitions for security reasons. For a home user it's not a very good idea to set limits on yourself.
If you go dividing up your installation into too many partitions, you are only fencing yourself in, and making traps for yourself, and making things complicated for no good reason. It doesn't protect your data, because you still need to make regular data backups anyway, in case your whole hard disk fails. (They can fail suddenly, just like an ordinary household light bulb or fuse can blow, some part of the hard disk's firmware can just go 'zzzst!' without any warning at all, so you still need backups on some other media).
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Re: /ect/grub/message.Elyssa.file not found

Postby JohnS on Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:50 am

are theyre problems with stability on only two partions a "admin" he called himself on here went on this big ass rant about how its sooo bad on your computer.... whatever i mounter my sys just like his only i had
/boot ext3 primary
1/ ext3 primary
2/usr ext3 logical
5/opt ext3 l
/srv ext3 l
/var ext3 l
/homeextc l
swap
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Re: /ect/grub/message.Elyssa.file not found

Postby herman on Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:04 pm

:D Well, I'm not here to upset anyone, I'm only trying to be helpful. If you have already installed that way then it's best to leave it that way now.
It's very surprising that Mint is so high up in the list of popular distros in DistroWatch if you need to be a geek to install it.
Whatever the admin says is usually the law, and we have to respect the admins.
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