So... there is a notebook far away from me, and I can only sit in front of it in about a month. So I'm searching for a solution - "remotely".
Scientific Linux 6.3 is installed on it, and it worked perfectly. One day the people that use it sent me this picture.
Q: How can I fix the GRUB menu? So that they can use the notebook again?
P.S.: There was an auto-update configured on that machine besides the base install, here is how I implemented it:
yum remove -y PackageKit* yum-autoupdate yum-updateonboot; read; vi /etc/yum-update
cat yum-update #!/bin/bash # run an update in at least every 172800 seconds [in at least every 48h] # wait for random time: 0-2700 sec [0-45min] /bin/sleep $[ ($RANDOM % 2701 ) ] if [ `stat --format=%Y $0` -le $(( `date +%s` - 172800 )) ]; then # sync time - http://www.pool.ntp.org/zone/hu /usr/sbin/ntpdate time.kfki.hu 0.hu.pool.ntp.org; /sbin/hwclock --systohc # do updates /usr/bin/yum -q -y update /usr/bin/yum clean all # update last modification time + create log entry /bin/touch $0 /bin/echo "/etc/yum-update OK" | /usr/bin/logger fi
chmod +x /etc/yum-update; crontab -e 52 * * * * bash /etc/yum-update
P.P.S.: They tried to press up/down when the machine booted (hoping to select another kernel) but it didn't help.