Monday, November 24, 2008

Grub changes everything

I've been informed by Krzysztof Śmiechowicz that, due to a recent change in Grub2 binaries, updating VmwAROS with VmwUpdate wouldn't work anymore, leading to a un-bootable system at the next startup. The only thing you'll get would be a black screen with this message:

error: the symbol 'grub_get_time_ms' not found
entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>

In order to fix this, you should first install a new nightly (from november 20 or newer) using InstallAROS avoiding to format AROS partitions. This will keep all your current software untouched, but you'll need to set your personal desktop wallpaper, font and AHI preferences again. Network configuration will be preserved.