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#1 2021-09-08 09:30:02

pit
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Registered: 2019-09-02
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Can't overcome 'grub minimal edit shell' problem

Hello everybody,
some time ago (several months I suppose), after safe-upgrade my Devuan Beowulf on P50 stopped booting, after some those days and recent activities I got grub booting but every time to 'minimal editing' mode.
Tricks with setting root/prefix/normal mod leads to normal boot process, however subsequent after-boot 'grub-install/update-grub' do not cause any changes and minimal-edit mode is still auto started with no menu present, not sure how to debug, could that be any grub configuration issue?
Thanks,

Last edited by pit (2021-09-09 11:58:14)

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#2 2021-09-08 17:46:38

Camtaf
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Registered: 2019-11-19
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Re: Can't overcome 'grub minimal edit shell' problem

Maybe try (re)installing grub via a 'live' USB drive session(?).

Last edited by Camtaf (2021-09-08 17:47:04)

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#3 2021-09-08 18:11:07

snork
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Re: Can't overcome 'grub minimal edit shell' problem

If this is what is going on then you might be able to solve it with

apt-get purge grub-efi-amd64-signed

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#4 2021-09-09 08:49:49

pit
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Re: Can't overcome 'grub minimal edit shell' problem

snork wrote:

If this is what is going on then you might be able to solve it with

apt-get purge grub-efi-amd64-signed

and that worked out! big thanks!

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#5 2021-09-09 08:55:05

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Can't overcome 'grub minimal edit shell' problem

Alternatively rename /boot/efi/EFI/devuan/ to /boot/efi/EFI/debian/ and keep the signed GRUB package so that Secure Boot will actually work.

See also https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=925309

EDIT: corrected paths.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2021-09-10 19:19:16)


antifa ftw!

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#6 2021-09-09 09:14:30

pit
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Re: Can't overcome 'grub minimal edit shell' problem

I do not use Secure Boot, but thanks anyway, will keep in mind in case I'll need it

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