[sf-lug] [Fwd: Re: Grub trouble]

RBV GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 11 16:24:49 PST 2007

Copying the following private reply to the forum so everyone can benefit.


-------- Original Message --------
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 16:17:36 -0800
From: Femtoghoti <femtoghoti at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Grub trouble

i will look into this.

i have done some further digging into boot order and things in
general.  here is were things stand.  i did get grub working to the
point where i had the command line interface and found that grub can
only see the hard drives connected to my integrated drive controllers,
it can't see any of the drives connected to my 'raid card.'  so grub
can't see the drives i want to boot from.

solution: attach a drive to the intergrated controller and put linux
on that drive.

the rest of the problem is when grub sees the drives on the integrated
controller it sees them as (hd0) and (hd1), these drives will then be
mapped to /dev/sde and /dev/sdf.  so i might need to figure out how to
resolve this should it become an issue.


> Message: 2
> On Nov 11, 2007 9:20 AM, RBV <GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I'm certainly no expert, just a mere user of a dual-boot config, but if
> you're not already aware of it, one of the things that's helped me and
> others with Grub problems is the Super Grub program:
> http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/
> Download the Super Grub CD image (I found the floppy image to be useless),
> burn it as a ISO, and boot into it.  Super Grub will help you configure your
> MBR, etc.
> Cheers & hope this helps,
> Riley

> > Message: 1
> > Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 16:14:18 -0800
> > From: Femtoghoti <femtoghoti at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [sf-lug] Grub trouble
> >
> > 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?
> >
> > thanks
> >
> > Eric

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