[sf-lug] Grub trouble

Femtoghoti femtoghoti at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 12:47:47 PST 2007

On Nov 9, 2007 4:20 PM, Kristian Erik Hermansen
<kristian.hermansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/9/07, Femtoghoti <femtoghoti at gmail.com> wrote:
> > so my boot partition in grub-speak is (hd0,0) and windows lives on (hd4).
> >
> > if is setup grub on (hd0) i boot straight to windows and grub is never
> > executed.  when i install grub on (hd4) and tell it that the linux
> > boot partition is at (hd0,0) all i get is a "GRUB Hard disk error" and
> > all execution stops.  i then have to restore the MBR to get the
> > computer to boot Windows.
> >
> > so ... the question is any idea what is going on here?  or a direction
> > to head down?
> Check BIOS options -- it might have a search order booting issue.  It
> may depend if your Linux is on the controller or the onboard HDD.
> Worst case scenario, you just boot Linux using the Windows boot loader
> :-)
> --
poked around my BIOS and my boot order options are limited ... only
what is seen on the on-board controller.  i like this angle, so i will
check out what my manufacturer (ASUS) has for information about boot

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