I recently installed an SSD and have been trying to install Debian on it. For a few reasons it has been difficult on this machine; at the moment I've installed everything but it is failing to boot. Whenever I try to manually boot my install grub freezes after:
linux /boot/vmlinuz... root=/dev/sda1 This is the second install where this issue has occurred.
In case it's relevant, in the past when I'd install debian I would always have to chroot from a live-cd or old install and install my video card driver. If not grub would freeze like it is doing now, although I never tried manually booting so I'm not sure it was failing at this step. Of course before trying to boot this time I followed all of the steps that have worked before.
I'm not getting any debug information. Is there perhaps a verbose mode for grub or does anyone have something I can try?
Edit: as an experiment I copied the kernel and initramfs to my other drive and tried booting from those. It brought me to the initramfs prompt where when I try to manually mount sda1 it tells me no such file or directory.
Clarification: Above when I saw manually boot, I mean that I'm in grub console trying to type something like
grub> set root=(hd0,1) grub> linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-29-generic root=/dev/sda1 grub> initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-29-generic grub> boot
But grub stops responding after I load either the kernel or the initrd from the ssd.
I retried what I did in the edit above and it is successfully booting now without going to the initramfs prompt. (perhaps I had a typo somewhere before) I'm not making this a solution because GRUB is only able to load the kernel and initrd from my second drive and not my ssd.