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Error messages before grub after fedup to fedora19

asked 2013-09-15 15:01:19 -0600

grdryn gravatar image

Oh hi.

This is a problem that I've had for a while now, but I've never gotten around to looking into it, since it doesn't bother me as often as I thought it would.

I upgraded from Fedora18 to Fedora19 a while back, and everything went swimmingly. Everything except now there's a screen with some error output before the main grub screen where one chooses a kernel version. There seems to be some theme stuff missing (I'm guessing it was some grub configuration that didn't get updated or something). Here's what it looks like (I'm not sure exactly the names of the files on the top that are missing):

error: file '/grub2/themes/system/<something>' not found. error: file '/grub2/themes/system/<something>' not found. error: file '/grub2/themes/system/<something>' not found. error: syntax error. error: Incorrect command. error: syntax error. error: file '/grub2/themes/system/theme.txt' not found.

Press any key to continue...

The above message times out to the normal grub screen after a few seconds even if I don't press any key, and everything is hunky-dory after that.

So, where should I be looking to make this go away?

Thanks, Gerard.

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Have you tried reinstalling GRUB? It might be something left behind by F18.

grub2-install /dev/sda
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Obviously, replace sda as appropriate.

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-09-15 15:33:46 -0600 )edit

Thanks, that seems to have done it! :)

grdryn gravatar imagegrdryn ( 2013-09-16 15:41:25 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-09-15 15:57:46 -0600

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See in /etc/default/grub

if GRUB_BACKGROUND or GRUB_THEME points to an old (delete background) and after fix it do:

grub2-install /dev/sda
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

as Gareth Jones suggests

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