grub prompt

Matt Shields mshields at
Fri Aug 18 08:42:46 EDT 2006

Yes, anything that runs on RHEL will run on CentOS.  I am a huge
supporter of using CentOS, but I have run into a few issues, not with
compatibility, but with vendor support.  Because we don't use RHEL, they
wouldn't support us no matter how much I explained to them that CentOS
is RHEL.  They said until we installed RHEL they wouldn't support us.

Matthew Shields
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-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at [mailto:discuss-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Malloy, John
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 3:09 PM
To: discuss at
Subject: RE: grub prompt

If we have to rebuild the whole server, I will try to get them to use
Centos instead.

They got the Sybase version for RHEL 4.

It should work with Centos 4.x as well, correct?


John Malloy
John.Malloy at

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at [mailto:discuss-bounces at] On Behalf
Of mike ledoux
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 2:47 PM
To: discuss at
Subject: Re: grub prompt

On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 02:34:42PM -0400, Malloy, John wrote:
> The dba went in and changed the kernel to give her Sybase DB more
> (and possible other changes).
> Any suggestions?

Take root access away from the DBA.

For getting the system back up, if your DBA left the working kernel
on disk you should be able to tell grub to boot it from that prompt.
It might still be easier to just boot from a rescue CD and revert to
a working kernel and grub.conf.

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